- Tobi Amusan won the women's 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon
- The 25-year-old streaked to the finished line in 12.05 seconds to win gold in the finals of the event
- As the sound of the Nigerian national anthem reverberated around the stadium, Amusan could not hold back tears
There were emotional scenes in Oregon as the Nigerian national anthem was played after Tobi Amusan won gold for her country at the World Athletics Championship.
Amusan set a new world record in the women's 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States.
France24 reports that during the first of three semi-finals earlier in the day, Amusan won her heat when she crossed the finished line at a time of 12.12 seconds, smashing the previous best of 12.20sec set by American Kendra Harrison in 2016.
Amusan then better the record in the final when she streaked to the finished line in 12.05 seconds to win gold at the event.
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And she got emotional as the sound of the Nigerian national anthem reverberated around the stadium she could not help but shed tears.
While the anthem played, tears could be seen flowing down her cheeks, and that was what it meant to lead your country to break the world record.
World Athletics Championships tweeted:
"Breaks world record (12.12) in the semis. Storms to world 100m hurdles title in the final. Tobi Amusan is on another planet."
Ghana sets new national record at World Athletics Championships
Meanwhile, Ghana has set a new national record at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
The quartet led by 100m record holder Benjamin Azamati finished fifth in the final of the World Athletics Championships with an impressive time of 38.07s.
In a video posted on social media, Ghana finished behind Canada, USA, Great Britain and Jamaica.
Okagbare loses appeal
Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare, who failed an out-of-competition test, has lost her battle to upturn her suspension by the World Athletics.
Okagbare was suspended from the 2020 Olympic Games for doping, having tested positive for a banned substance by the Athletics Integrity Unit.
The AIU said the 32-year-old tested positive for human growth hormone after her samples were taken on July 19, which was four days before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics started.