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Sports News of Monday, 25 July 2022


Nigerians tackle sprint legend Micheal Johnson for questioning Amusun's world record

A photo collage of Amusun and Michael Johnson A photo collage of Amusun and Michael Johnson

Nigerians on Twitter have dragged American sprint legend, Michael Johnson for questioning the accuracy and downplaying Tobi Amusan's world record at the World Athletics championship in Oregon.

Amusan won the gold medal with a time of 12.12 seconds in the women’s 110-meter hurdle event.

According to former American athlete, Michael Johnson, some factors contributed to Amusan’s time which may later need to be adjusted.

Johnson, a retired sprinter won four Olympic gold medals and 8 World Championships gold medals in the span of his career.

He formerly held the world and Olympic records in the 200 m and 400 m, as well as the world record in the indoor 400 meters.

In a post on his official Twitter account, Johnson explained his stance on the world record time.

He said, “I don’t believe 100h times are correct. World record broken by .08! 12 PBs set. 5 National records set. And Cindy Sember quote after her PB/NR “I thoroughly I was running slow!” All the athletes looked shocked.

“Heat 2 we were first shown winning with a time of 12.53. Few seconds later it shows 12.43. Rounding down by .01 is normal. .10 is not.”