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Sports News of Tuesday, 20 September 2022


World Athletics ratifies Tobi Amusan’s 100m hurdles record

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The World Athletics has ratified the 100m hurdles record set by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Athletic Championships held in Oregon, US.

The 25-year-old emerged the winner in the semi-finals of the women's 100m hurdles event with an astonishing time of 12.12 seconds beating the previous record of 12.20 seconds set by America's Keni Harrison.

Amusan's record was ratified alongside two other athletes according to a statement released by the Athletics governing body on Tuesday, September 20.

The statement reads, “The world records set by Tobi Amusan, Mondo Duplantis, and Sydney McLaughlin at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 have been ratified.

“Amusan’s 12.12 in the women’s 100m hurdles semi-finals, Duplantis’s 6.21m in the men’s pole vault final and McLaughlin’s 50.68 in the women’s 400m hurdles final are all now officially in the record books, as is the world U20 mark of 9.94 set by Letsile Tebogo in the men’s 100m heats.”

The world record holder replicated another feat at the Commonwealth Games in August as she won a gold medal in the finals of the women's 100m hurdles event with a time of 12.30s.

Amusan became the first and only Nigerian athlete to be crowned an African Champion, World Athletics Champion, and Commonwealth Champion.