Michael Johnson Fires Back Those Attacking Him for Questioning Tobi Amusan’s World Record

Michael Johnson Fires Back Those Attacking Him for Questioning Tobi Amusan’s World Record

  • Michael Johnson has replied those accusing him for questioning Tobi Amusan’s record at the World Athletics Championships
  • Nigerian sprinter Amusan crossed the line in 12.12 seconds to beat Kendra Harrison's 2016 world record by 0.08 seconds in the 100 Women’s Hurdles
  • Fans have accused the American legend of black racism, but the former Olympic athlete has hit back

Legendary American athlete Michael Johnson has faulted those accusing him of questioning the world record set by Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan in the Women’s 100m Hurdles.

Amusan stunned the World Athletics Championships on the final day as she sprinted to victory in 12.12 seconds to beat Kendra Harrison's 2016 world record by 0.08 seconds.

Minutes later, Michael Johnson took to Twitter to say that he does not believe in the current timing system of the sport, Mirror reports.

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Taiwo Amusan, Michael Johnson, World Athletics Championships
Michael Johnson has been faulted for questioning Tobi Amusan's world record. Photo: The Asahi Shimbun
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He wrote:

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“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 [thought] I was running slow!” All athletes looked shocked.”

And fans descended on the former champion accusing him of black racism for suggesting the feat of the Nigerian could be dicey.

But he hit back with another tweet when he later added:

“The level of dumb*ssery coming across my feed right now is truly staggering!”

The American star’s tweets came in the midst of Amusan completing an even faster run in the final.

Tobi Amusan's alma mater celebrates her feat

Meanwhile, Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State was agog on Monday, July 25, following Tobi Amusan’s feat at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

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Footage shows some students of Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode, the moment they sang in celebration of Tobi Amusan on her 100m Hurdle world record win.

She broke the Women’s 100m hurdles world record with a stunning semi-final time of 12.12 seconds - before taking gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Ese Brume wins silver at World Athletics Championships

Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigeria’s Ese Brume will return home with a medal after winning silver on the last day of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

Brume leapt 7.02m to finish second in the women’s long jump despite that she barely made it into the final with her last attempt to book an automatic qualification spot.

The 26-year-old came second behind Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany, who leapt 7.12m.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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