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Tobi Amusan Sets World-Leading 100m Hurdles Record

Tobi Amusan Sets World-Leading 100m Hurdles Record
Tobi Amusan, the women’s 100m hurdles world record-holder, has set a world-leading time of 12.40 (0.9m/s) and emerged as the fastest over the barriers in a recent race.

Gatekeepers News reports that two-time world champion Danielle Williams, who was ahead for most of the race, lost her rhythm over the final two hurdles and finished second with a time of 12.46.

“This is the healthiest I’ve been. It’s a pain-free season compared to other years,” World Athletics website quoted Amusan to have said.

“I told myself: ‘I’m not getting a DQ today’. I’m not the best of starters, but looking at how I executed today, it could have been better, but I am thankful for the win.”

The Nigerian Minister of Sports, John Enoh, has expressed his congratulations to Tobi Amusan on her latest feat.

“Take your flowers Tobi Amusan, you stormed to an emphatic win in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational, clocking a time of 12.40s (0.9), a World Lead time!

“You defeated World Champion Danielle Williams, who came 2nd in 12.46s, while Christina Clemons was 3rd in 12.54s.

“Tobi, you keep making our country proud. Paris Olympics is around the corner, your performance gives us hope just like others that Nigeria is set to break a jinx. Keep soaring, we are proud of you,” Enoh wrote.

With her victory, Amusan is expected to lead Team Nigeria to a medal haul at the Paris 2024 Olympics in the summer.


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