Incredible Tobi Amusan Makes History, Wins Diamond League Trophy Again in Oregon

Incredible Tobi Amusan Makes History, Wins Diamond League Trophy Again in Oregon

Raphael Abiola
September 17, 2023 at 10:39 PM
  • Tobi Amusan continues to make history in the Diamond League
  • The Nigerian athlete wins yet another Diamond League title
  • Amusan has bounced back from World Championship heartbreak in Budapest

Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan has made history yet again as she emerged winner of the Diamond League trophy in Oregon.

Amusan bounced back after she was dethroned as the women’s 100m hurdles world champion by Jamaica’s Danielle Williams at the 19th World Championships in Budapest, Hungary in August.

The Nigerian athlete came sixth at the World Championship, but she is back at her best in the Diamond League.

Tobi Amusan
Tobi Amusan has made history in the Diamond League in Oregon. Photo: Maja Hitij
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According to Premier Times, Amusan won the Diamond League title on Sunday night with a time of 12.33s, and in turn put her doubters in their place after losing the world championship.

The Nigerian went on to make history as she became the second woman after Dawn Nelson-Harper to win 100m hurdles titles three times in a row.

Amusan won her first Diamond League title in 2021 in 12.42 seconds and defended the title in 2022 with 12.29 seconds in Zurich.

This Sunday night would be a memorable one for the Nigerian Athlete, as she won the world title last year in Oregon also.

Amusan has been in the news recently due to her suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU) for allegedly “missing three tests in 12 months”, with this coming few days to the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

She was later cleared three days to the competition, but could not defend her title as she came sixth in the finals.

Who is Tobi Amusan?

Sports Brief earlier reported that Tobi Amusan made history in 2022, becoming the first-ever Nigerian to win gold at the World Athletics Championships.

Not only did she dust others in her category, but the sensational athlete also broke and set a new record in the semi-final when she finished in 12.12 seconds, smashing Kendra Harrison’s record of 12.20 seconds.

Amusan even went further in the final when she finished in 12.06 seconds, but that was disallowed as the World Athletics Integrity Unit claims it was ineligible, as the wind speed was over the legal limit.

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