World record holder Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles at Silesia Diamond League, sets new record

Ben Ebuka July 19, 2023
Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene. Photo credit: Erik van Leeuwen via Wikimedia Commons

World Record holder and Nigerian sprinting star, Tobi Amusan, won the Silesia Diamond League Women’s 100m Hurdles after finishing the race at a season’s best of 12.34 seconds that equaled the meeting record in Chorzow, Poland.

The Commonwealth Gold Medalist overcame a slow start to clinch victory in the 100m hurdles; outclassing her close rivals, Kendra Harrison, who finished second in a time of 12.35s, and the 2019 World Champion, Nia Ali of the USA, who finished third in 12.38s.

The 2023 Stockholm Diamond League winner put up a strong force and overtook her closest challenger, Kendra Harrison, at the finish line to win the fiercely contested race ahead of her rivals for next month’s World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

In a Facebook post on Sunday evening, Tobi expressed her delight at the latest victory and new achievement.

“One race at a time, my coach has always told me that, and I’m happy to have finished here with another season’s best and the meeting record. All Glory to God and a big shout out (to) my coach and my entire team as well as my ever-supportive fans,” she said,

Earlier in July, Tobi recorded her first Diamond League win of the season in the women’s 100m hurdles on Sunday night at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, with an impressive time of 12.52 seconds. She outshone Sarah Avalanche of Ireland (12.73 seconds) and Pia Skrzyszowska of Poland (12.78 seconds), who came second and third respectively.

Last Edited by:Annie-Flora Mills Updated: July 19, 2023


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