You are here: HomeSports2022 07 27Article 575936

Sports News of Wednesday, 27 July 2022


Americas former 100 metres hurdles world record holder finally congratulates Amusan

A collage of Tobi Amusan and Kendra Harrison A collage of Tobi Amusan and Kendra Harrison

America's Kendra Harrison who held the women's 100 metres hurdles world record has finally congratulated Nigeria's athletic queen Tobi Amusan on her recent feat.

The 25-year-old Nigerian athlete smashed the previous world record of 12.20 seconds set by Harrison in 2016 by clocking a new time of 12.12 seconds at the just-ended World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

Not only did Amusan set a new world record but she also became the first Nigerian athlete in history to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships since its inception in 1983.

In a series of tweets, the former gold medallist congratulated the Nigerian for her remarkable feat adding that she is happy to see the record stay in the Adidas family.

“Congrats to @Evaglobal01
records are meant to be broken & you smashed mine. Glad to see the record gets to stay in the Adidas fam.”

Apparently, the duo is kitted by German sportswear company, Adidas.

In another tweet, the 29-year-old athlete admitted that Amusan has raised the bar following her brilliant sprint at the penultimate stage of this year's Championships.

“I appreciate all the love and support!!. Mentally and physically I couldn’t have been more prepared, those wood hurdles are unforgiving !!. The bar has been raised and that’s exciting.”