A 25-year-old Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan has set a new World and won the global hurdle title.
Tobi Amusan produced two incredible 100m hurdles runs on final day of the 2022 world athletics championships in Oregon on Sunday.
In the women’s 100m hurdles semifinal, Amusan crushed the World record, clocking 12.12 seconds (w+0.9 seconds). She returned to track the same evening and won the finals with a jaw-dropping wind-aided (+2.5m/s) time of 12.06 seconds. Her winning time will not count as another world record. However, it is the fastest in history under any weather conditions.
“The goal was to come out and to win this gold. I just did it, she said.
“Honestly, I believe in my abilities, but I was not expecting a world record at these championships,” Amusan said.
In a tight battle for the silver medal, Jamaica’s Britany Anderson clocked 12.23 seconds, beating Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn by a mere 0.005 seconds.
The former 100m hurdles World record holder Kendra Harrison was disqualified after she knocked down a hurdle with hands, which is not allowed to do in this event.