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Sports News of Friday, 5 August 2022


CWG 2022: Amusan qualifies for women's 100m hurdles final

Tobi Amusan Tobi Amusan

Nigeria's athletic queen, Tobi Amusan has qualified for the finals of the women's 100m hurdles race at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

The 25-year-old won round 1 heat 3 with a time of 12.40s on Friday, August 5 ahead of Australia's Michelle Jenneke (12.63) and Canada's Michelle Harrison (12.85).

The new world record holder has the chance to defend the Commonwealth Games gold medal she won in 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday, August 7.

Amusan faces tough competition from Danielle Williams and Megan Tapper (Jamaica), Cindy Sembre (England), Michelle Jenneke (Australia), and Devynne Charlton (Bahamas).

Amusan came into the Commonwealth Games on the back of breaking the world record in the women's 100m hurdles when she recorded a time of 12.12s to better Keni Harrison's previous record of 12.20 in 2016.