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Nigerian Tobi Amusan breaks record, wins 100m hurdles gold at World Athletics Championship

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Nigerian Tobi Amusan breaks record, wins 100m hurdles gold at World Athletics Championship
Tobi Amusan

Nigerian Tobi Amusan breaks record

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan made history on Sunday, July 24, as she became the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold in the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon.

Amusan, who had obliterated the world record in an astonishing semi-final where she clocked 12.12sec, powered over the line at Hayward Field in 12.06sec.

Her winning time will not be recognized as a world record, however, due to a strong following win of 2.5 metres per second.

Jamaica’s Britany Anderson took silver in 12.23sec, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico claimed bronze in 12.23.

Amusan had produced a jaw-dropping world record in the semi-finals, smashing the previous best mark of 12.20secs held by Keni Harrison of the United States in 2016.

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