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Nigerian Athlete Tobi Amusan Breaks World Record and Wins 100mH Gold at World Athletic Championships

By Angel Nduka-Nwosu | Jul 25, 2022

Tobi Amusan, an athlete representing Nigeria at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, US has broken two records at the competition.

According to BellaNaija, she first broke her own African 100m Hurdles record by running 12.40 seconds at the heat stage. It is also the fastest heat time ever recorded at a global championship, according to a post made by World Athletics on Twitter.

The second record she broke occurred when she ran for 12.12 seconds in the semi-finals where she broke the world record.

"The goal was to come out and to win this gold. I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships," Ms Amusan told Reuters. "You know, the goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus”.

Ms Amusan walked away with a cheque of $100,000 for winning Gold in the final of the women’s 100m hurdles event. She beat Jamaica’s Britany Anderson who finished second and Olympic Champion from Cuba, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn who came third.

Currently, according to World Athletics, she sits in second place in the World Rankings for Women 100mH and 21st place in Women's Overall Ranking.

Watch her semis and final runs here.