LeBron James has become the NBA's all-time points record holder, after surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's total of 38,387, twenty seasons on from his debut. The points came on Tuesday night for the LA Lakers against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 130-133 defeat where he put up 38. “To be able to be in the presence of a legend and great as Kareem, it means so much to me,” said James. "Everybody that has ever been a part of this run with me the last 20-plus years, I want to say thank you so much because I wouldn't be me without all you. You all helped. Your passion and sacrifices helped me to get to this point," he said.
World Athletics: World Records For Amusan, Others Ratified
The 12.12 seconds world record time set by 100m hurdles semifinals sprinter, Tobi Amusan at the World Athletics 2022 Championships which was held in Oregon, United States has been ratified by the World Athletics. The 25-year-old Nigerian came into the spotlight after setting an African record of 12.40 seconds in the 100m hurdles heat. The following day, she ran 12.12 (0.9m/s) in the semifinals and broke the previous world record of 12.20 seconds which was set in London in 2016 by USA’s Kendra Harrison.
Ese Brume Sets New Commonwealth Games Record
Nigerian long jumper Ese Brume broke the Commonwealth Games record twice on Sunday to win Team Nigeria’s 12th gold medal at the ongoing event in Birmingham. Australia’s Bronwyn Thompson in 2006 set the record at 6.97m in Melbourne before Brume's fourth attempt on Sunday set the record at 6.99m.
Common Wealth: Ese Brume, Amusan Through To The Finals
Ese Brume has sealed a place in the final of the Long Jump event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Brume hit the automatic qualification mark, leaping a distance of 6.81m (+0.3) on her second attempt. World champion Oluwatobiloba Amusan posted the fastest time in Round 1 Heat of the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which was concluded this morning.
Tobi Amusan Defends Diamond League Title In Record Time
Nigeria's Tobi Amusan has broken Gail Devers 22-year-old Meeting Record, setting a new one of 12.29 at the diamond league.
Amusan Sets New Record, Wins Commonwealth Gold Medal
Nigerian World champion, Tobi Amusan has defended her title by winning the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Amusan retained her win by running a Games record of 12.30 secs setting another record as well, and becoming the first world champion to win gold and the first Nigerian athlete to do the same at the Alexender Stadium on 7th August 2022.
Olarinoye Wins Nigeria’s First Gold At Commonwealth Games
Nigeria, on Saturday, won its first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK. Adijat Adenike Olarinoye recorded a total of 203kg in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event to win Nigeria’s first gold medal in the games. Before winning the medal, Olarinoye had set two records in 10 minutes, lifting 90kg and 92kg in the Snatch category of women’s 55kg Weightlifting event.