American Sprinter Who Saw Her World Record Smashed by Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Finally Breaks Silence

American Sprinter Who Saw Her World Record Smashed by Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Finally Breaks Silence

  • Tobi Amusan of Nigeria has been congratulated by former world record holder Kendra Harrison
  • American sprinter Harrison saw her record of six years smashed by the Nigerian, who won gold at the World Athletics Championships
  • Harrison stated that records are meant to be broken as she admitted that the Nigerian holds the new world record

Former world record holder in Women’s 100m Hurdles, Kendra Harrison, has congratulated Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan for her feat at the just concluded World Athletics Championships.

Amusan crossed the line in 12.12 seconds to beat Harrison's 2016 world record by 0.08 seconds in the 100 Women’s Hurdles.

Complete Sports reports that Amusan has now become the first Nigerian to set a world record as she further cemented her place in history, winning the gold medal after running a wind-aided 12.06 seconds in the final to win the race.

Tobi Amusan, Kendra Harrison, Hurdles, World Athletics Championships
Tobi Amusan sets a new world record in Women's 100m Hurdles. Photo: The Asahi Shimbun
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America’s Harrison took to Twitter to congratulate the 25-year-old Nigerian:

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“Congrats to Evaglobal1 [Oluwatobiloba Amusan], records are meant to be broken and you smashed mine. Glad to see the record gets to stay in the Addidas fam."

It was gathered that German sportswear and equipment company Addidas is responsible for kitting both Harrison and Amusan.

Harrison also thanked her fans and acknowledged that Amusan has raised the bar for all sprint hurdlers. She added:

“I appreciate all the love and support!!. Mentally and physically I couldn’t have been more prepared, those wood hurdles are unforgiving !!. The bar has been raised and that’s exciting.”

Michael Johnson replies those attacking him

Meanwhile, 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.

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

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

Tobi Amusan’s alma mater celebrates

Sports Brief earlier reported that 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.

Amusan’s emotions got the better of her when the Nigerian national anthem was played after she was presented with gold at the championships.

A painting of the 25-year-old sprinter was displayed by the excited students as they screamed and jumped in excitement.

Source: Sports Brief News