Tobi Amusan Thanks God as she Shatters 100m Hurdles World Record

It is official, a Nigerian holds the world record for the hurdles 100m. Tobi Amusan accomplished this feat with a time of 12:12! During this competition she broke the African record, made a time of 12:06 and took the gold medal in the finals. As a result of the wind speed recorded at the time, however, the 12:06 would not be an official world record. No doubt with all the performances recorded I’m confident that in the not-too-distant future a record of sub twelve seconds will become a reality.

Ms Amusan was excited to share her experience of the moment and the road to this historic achievement. “I’m elated. It’s been a journey, I’m thankful to God for keeping me healthy, I couldn’t be more thankful. With the win and the world record. It’s crazy. Coming into the semis, it was a very competitive field! The goal was to execute and so coming to the finals…seeing the world record. I was like YES!”

In 2019 Tobi finished in fourth place at the World Championships in Doha. In June this year at the Wanda Diamond League Paris meeting, her personal best was 12:41. At the Oregon games her times only got faster. The world class competition from peers like Britany Anderson of Jamaica and the Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto-Rico certainly set the stage for this outstanding event. A photo finish between Anderson and Camacho-Quinn and time separated by five-thousandths of a second tells the story of what to expect from this crop of athletes in the days ahead.

Ese Rume representing Nigeria at the games also won the silver for long jump. She is another athlete that has worked hard and made great strides in her field. The world athletics championships continue and no doubt more records will be broken and set before it rounds up.

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