Tobi Amusan celebrates after winning gold in the Women’s 100m Hurdles Final on day ten of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 24, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by AFP)
Nigerian Athlete, Tobi Amusan, on Monday set a new world record in the 100m hurdles, winning the category with 12.06 seconds at the just concluded World Championships in Oregon.
The hurdler who broke her earlier world record; set during the tournament, secured gold for Team Nigeria with an astounding performance. Amusan alongside Ese Brume, churned out medal winning performances; with the latter securing a silver medal on the last day in Long Jump.
Prior to her record-breaking race in Oregon on Monday, Tobi Amusan improved on her own African record in the heat stages. beating Keni Harrison’s 12.20 seconds in the semi-final race by finishing on 12.12 seconds. She quickly caught the attention of many due to the obliteration of the United States hurdler’s 2016 record.
Even more impressive her 12.06 seconds record was set few hours after the semis. Jamaica’s Britany Anderson finished second with 12.23 seconds, while Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn clinched bronze.
Tobi Amusan now becomes the first ever Nigerian World Champion. She is also a Diamond League trophy winner, Commonwealth Games champion and multiple African Champion.