How Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Breaks World Record, Wins 100m Hurdles Gold
How Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Break World Record, Wins 100m Hurdles Gold
Tobi Amusan has become the first Nigerian to win gold in Athletics World Championships.
Amusan clocked 12.2 seconds to win gold in the Women’s hurdles event for Oregon, USA, beating Kendra Harrison’s record.
On a night when Mondo Duplantis also broke his own pole vault world record, Amusan ran a staggering 12.12 seconds in her semi-final to beat Kendra Harrison’s old best by 0.08 sec.
This is Amusan’s first ever worldwide title and medal in the 100metres hurdle semi-finals.
The Officiators said the wind was too favourable (at +2.5 as the legal maximum wind level should be +2.0).
Sunday marked a memorable night for the Nigerian team, as they were able to put their names on the medal board at the last night of the competition.
Nigeria would have won two gold medals, as Ese Brume lead her long jump field with 7.02m jump.But German, Malaika Mihambo (with Tanzanian origin), defeated her at the fourth attempt at 7.09m.
Though she later jumped past that mark at her last attempt, with 7.12m.
Tobi Amusan was seen shedding tears of as the Nigerian National anthem was being played at Hayward Field stadium, Eugene, Oregon.
This can be the greatest and proudest night for team Nigeria in the championships.
Tobi Amusan profile
Oluwatobiloba Amusan is a Nigerian Hurdler. She was born on April 23, 1997 and she is from Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
She attended the University of Texas, after she finished from Our Lady of Apostles Secondary school, Ijebu-Ode.
She finished 4th in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and she has just set a new African record.
Tobi Amusan is a Nigeria National Champion and currently ranking No 2 in the world.
She has won plenty Gold medals for Nigeria, especially in the Commonwealth Games. African Games and the African Championships both for Relay.
With this new African record, Amusan will be one of the top athletes from Africa people will be anticipating to watch perform in the Commonwealth Games for Birmingham, England from July 28 to August 8.