Nigeria’s golden girl, Tobi Amusan on Sunday night bounced back from a disappointing World Athletics Championship performance to win her second gold medal at the 100m hurdles event of the IAAF Golden Meet.
With a time of 12.33 seconds, she has emerged as the winner of the hotly contested 100m hurdles at the Diamond League in Oregon, the same place she won the title last year.
Puerto Rico’s Camacho-Quinn Jasmine was second in the race with a time of 12.38 while USA’s Kendra Harrison finished in third place with a time of 12.44.
The fourth position was taken by Jamaica’s Danielle Williams in 12.47 secs.
The feat was Amusan’s third time of winning gold at the Diamond League. She is currently ranked the world’s fourth best hurdler by the World Athletics.
Amusan becomes the second woman in Diamond League history after Dawn Nelson-Harper to win a hat-trick of 100m hurdles titles.
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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.