- Tobi Amusan’s stunning world record in the Women’s 100m Hurdles has been ratified
- The Nigerian athlete set a new world record at the event during the semifinals of the Athletics Championships in Oregon
- She crossed the finished line at a time of 12.12 seconds to displace former world record holder Kendra Harrison
Tobi Amusan’s world record in the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the semifinals of the Athletics Championships in Oregon in July has been ratified by the World Athletics (previously known as IAAF).
A statement by the athletics body confirmed the status on Tuesday morning, September 20.
Impressive Amusan stunned the world when she crossed the finish line at 12.12 seconds to displace former world record holder, Kendra Harrison, who had set the world record in the 100 metres hurdles with a time of 12.20 seconds in 2016.
Amusan followed up with another blistering performance in the final with another sensational performance of 12.06 (2.5m/s) to win the final, but that was tagged wind-assisted.
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Following the record-breaking feat, the 25-year-old said via Channels TV:
“The goal was to come out and to win this gold, Honestly, I believe in my abilities, but I was not expecting a world record at these championships."
The time of 12.12 seconds makes it the official world record to beat in the women’s hurdles.
She got another record-breaking gold medal for team Nigeria, this time at the commonwealth games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Ese Brume wins at Diamond League Meet
Meanwhile, Sensational Nigerian athlete Ese Brume has emerged as the Women’s Long Jump event winner at the Diamond League Meet right inside the Allianz Memorial Van Damme in Brussels, Belgium.
The 26-year-old leapt a distance of 6.83m to finish in the first position ahead of Quanesha Burks of the United States, who finished second with 6.54m and Italian Larissa Lapichino in the third position with 6.52.
In the previous editions, Brume came close to the first position, finishing 2nd in Doha in 2018 and 2nd in Eugene in 2022.
Buhari rewards Team Nigeria
Sports Brief earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N200million for members of Team Nigeria that made the country proud at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics championships.
A special reception was held to honour the record-breaking athletes at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, September 15.
Buhari stated that his administration is committed to rewarding excellence as he congratulated all the awardees and recipients, expressing confidence that this will spur them to greater heights.