Golden Girl: Osayemi Relishes 100m Gold


Nigerian Osayemi Oludamola is glad winning gold medal in the women’s 100m at the ongoing  Commonwealth Games in India.

The Nigerian girl was declared the fastest woman of the Commonwealth Games yesterday  after Australia lost an appeal to have Sally Pearson’s disqualification overturned.

Pearson crossed the line in 11.28 seconds, ahead of the Nigerian, but was disqualified  for a false start three hours after the race following an appeal by Team England.

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An elated Osayemi told international media after the race, she was  overwhelmed with joy  when she was declared the winner.

“It is a great thing to have won the gold medal of the 100m of the Commonwealth Games for  my dear country. I was afraid when there was an outcry from the English team that there  was a false start in the race. I thought it was me, but I thank God for what happened”,  she said.

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