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Sports News of Monday, 25 July 2022


Tobi Amusan wins gold for Nigeria in Oregon

Tobi Amusan wins gold in Oregon Tobi Amusan wins gold in Oregon

Tobi Amusan won the women’s 100m hurdles gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon in the early hours of Monday, July 25 (Sunday in Oregon).

The 100m hurdles record holder did it in style by winning faster than the 12.12s world record time she ran in the semi-finals. Her 12.06s in the final, however, wasn’t recognized as a world record owing to the over 2m/s wind speed.

Amusan had blitzed to a world record 12.12s in the semi-finals but obliterated that mark with a superb 12.06s to become the first Nigerian to win gold in the history of the World Athletics Championships, Guardian reports.

Nigeria has won nine medals in the championship, comprising four silver and five bronze.

Three years ago, Amusan had finished fourth in Doha, Qatar.

She had earlier taken eight hundredths of a second off American Keni Harrison‘s world record from 2016. Amusan’s previous personal best before the semi-final was 12.40, set in the first round on Saturday in Oregon.


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