Nigeria’s sprint sensation Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles with new event record

Tobi Amusan has won the 100m hurdles at the Diamond League in a new event record time to continue her incredible winning streak in Zurich on Thursday.

Amusan ran just broken Gail Devers 22-year-old Meeting record, setting a new one of 12.29s. With this feat, she has successfuly defended her crown in the women’s 100m hurdles.

The world record holder continued where she left off after dominating the women’s 100m hurdles at the ISTAF 2022 Berlin meeting on Sunday, winning in a time of 12.45 four days ago.

This time, the Nigerian has defended her Diamod League title with a scorching Meeting Record (MR) of 12.29s(-0.3) to take the win at Diamond League Final in the women’s 100mh. She was followed by Tia Jones followed in 12.40s and Brittany Anderson in third with 12.42s.

Last time out, Amusan made history as the first Nigerian athlete to win a Diamond League discipline when she stormed home first in a then 12.42 seconds African record at the final in Zurich.

The event led to a chain of firsts for the Nigerian, thereafter, as she became the first from her country to win a world title, the first to set a world record, the first to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games title, and of course, the first to set a Games record in the high hurdles.

The nation’s biggest athlete of the moment, had become the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title.

After her expliots in Berline, she had expressed high hopes in successfully defending her Diamond League trophy in Zurich at the final.

On social media, Amusan wrote: “Glory to God for today (Sunday’s) victory at the ISTAF Berlin meet. Clocked 12.45s, which was the identical time I ran last weekend (Aug 26) to finish second at the Lausanne Diamond League.

“Next stop is the Diamond League final later this week. Same stadium my winning spree began last year when I became the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League Trophy.

“I look forward to that moment once again. Your will be done, oh Lord.”

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