Samukonga, Williams win historic golds in Birmingham | Dailytrust

Samukonga, Williams win historic golds in Birmingham

Muzala Samukonga
Muzala Samukonga

Zambian teenager Muzala Samukonga won his nation’s first-ever Commonwealth Games 400m title on Sunday as Sada Williams gave Barbados their first gold in the women’s event on the final day of athletics in Birmingham.

Samukonga, 19, who timed 44.66sec, exited the stadium in a wheelchair after tripping over a low advertising hoarding as he ran to collect his national flag.

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On her part, Williams outclassed Victoria Ohuruogu, who missed out on emulating her elder sister, 2008 Olympic gold medallist Christine, who won Commonwealth gold in 2006.

Williams, 24, who won bronze at the recent world championships, set a new Games record of 49.90sec, with Ohuruogu taking silver.

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