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Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Shed Tears As She Wins Gold Medal In Women’s 100m Hurdles At World Athletics

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has won a Gold medal in the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the World Athletics Championships, after breaking the world record with a time of 12.06 seconds.

In the semi-final, Amusan delivered an extraordinary time; clocking 12.12secs to obliterate the former World Record of 12.20secs held by Keni Harrison of the United States since 2016.

“I wanted to get out and go,” said Amusan after the race. “I did what I had to do.”

While that was amazing in itself, Amusan was not yet done as she improved on the World Record in her final race some hours later; winning in 12.06secs to become the first Nigerian World Champion ever.

Jamaica’s Britany Anderson took silver in 12.23sec, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico claimed bronze in 12.23.

Amusan got off to a scorching start and was smoothly into her stride after the first hurdle, building a clear lead and then pulling away ahead of Anderson and the fast-closing Camacho-Quinn for the gold.

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Story by: Think News Desk Report



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