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Sports News of Tuesday, 26 July 2022


Four career records smashed by Tobi Amusan

Toby Amusan after her finals finish in Oregon Toby Amusan after her finals finish in Oregon

Toby Amusan engrave her name with the letters of gold in the hearts of Nigerians with her historic feat at the 2022 World Athletics Championship held in Oregon, US.

The 25-year-old emerged winner in the semi-finals of the women's 100m hurdles with an astonishing time.

Here are four career records set by Toby Amusan:

The first Nigerian World Champion

After narrowing missing out on a medal in Doha, Toby Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete in history to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships since its inception in 1983.

He finished fourth in the last edition but bounced back stronger to clinch the ultimate prize.

Breaking the 100m hurdles World record

The 25-year-old did not only finish first in the 100m hurdles, but she also smashed the existing time of 12.20 seconds set by America's Keni Harrison.

Toby Amusan clocked an extraordinary 12.12 in the semi-finals to beat the previous record.

El Paso UTEP Invitational

In 2016, Amusan broke through the 13s barrier in the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.83s at the El Paso UTEP Invitational.

African record in the Diamond League

In June, Toby Amusah recorded a time of 12.41 seconds in the women's 100m hurdles at the Diamond League meet in Paris, France.

She finished third behind Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12.37s) and Alaysha Johnson (12.40s).