Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan has qualified for the final of women’s 100m hurdles, winning heat 1 with a season’s best (SB) of 12.73 seconds at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia. Grace Ayemoba however couldn’t make the final finishing 5th in 13.59 seconds in heat 2 of the 100m hurdles.
Meanwhile in the men’s discus, Stephen Mozia was at his best in qualification B as he made it to the final. Mozia threw a season’s best 59.95m to place 4th and qualify for the final on Friday.
Nigeria’s Faith Obazuaye is through to the semi-finals of the women’s TT6-10 singles following her 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-9) win over Canada’s Stephanie in Group 2. Obazuaye moves to the last four winning all three Group games.
Temitope Ogunsanya has crashed out of the men’s TT6-10 after losing all three games. Ogunsanya lost to England’s Ross Wilson 0-3 ( 2-11, 3-11, 3-11) in group 5.
In the men’s singles round of 16 table tennis event, Aruna Quadri defeated Singapore’s Xue Jie Pang 4-1. Quadri lost game two, 8-11 but came back stronger to win the last three games though forced a 12-10 win in game 5 to eventually progress (11-5, 8-11,11-3,11-3,12-10) to the last eight.
Meanwhile, Segun Toriola retired from his round of 16 clash against India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. The veteran retired due to a knee injury at 7-11, 5-9 against the Indian.
However, Toriola recovered early enough to partner Quadri in the men’s doubles. The Nigerian pair beat Javen/Leong Chee Feng of Malaysia 3-1 (11-7,9-11,11-8, 11-5) to qualify for the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles.