World Championships: Nigeria’s Amusan breaks 100m hurdles’ record, takes home N65m

Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan of Nigeria won the women’s 100-meter hurdles competition in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday, making history as the nation’s first athlete to do so.

Amusan, the reigning Commonwealth champion, finished ahead of second-place finisher Britany Anderson of Jamaica and third-place holder Jasmine Camacho-Quinn from Cuba.

Amusan crossed the finish line at Hayward Field in 12.06 seconds after shattering the world record in an astounding semifinal with a time of 12.12 seconds.

Britany Anderson of Jamaica won silver in 12.23 seconds, while Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, an Olympic champion, won bronze in 12.23.

In the semi-finals, Amusan broke the previous record, which was held by American Keni Harrison and stood at 12.20 seconds from 2016.

In addition, Amusan received a check for $100,000 for taking home the gold in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final, where she also broke her own record from the semi-final.

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