Tobi Amusan Sets 100m World Record at World Athletics Champs

Tobi Amusan breaks the world record in the 100m final to become the first Nigerian athlete to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on Sunday, 24 July 2022. Photo: World Athletics (Instagram)

Tobi Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete ever to win gold at the World Athletics Championships in the 100m hurdles final in a world record time of 12.06 on Sunday, 24 July 2022.

It was the second time Amusan broke the record on the night at the Hayward Field, after getting a time of 12.12 in the semi-final.

Jamaica’s Britany Anderson took the silver medal in 12.23, with Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico claiming the bronze in 12.23.

Even though the 25-year-old demolished the world record time, the wind speeds are meant to be 2m/s, rendering her time as ineligible as it read 2.5m/s.

The world record holder gave all thanks to God for keeping her healthy and that the goal was always to come out and execute.

Amusan walks away with a $100,000 prize money and will now focus on the Commonwealth Games that are set to begin on Thursday, 28 July, where she’s also the defending champion at the event.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Tobi Amusan breaks the world record in the 100m final to become the first Nigerian athlete to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on Sunday, 24 July 2022. Photo: World Athletics (Instagram)

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