Amusan Wins Gold In Silesia Diamond League 100m Hurdles

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World Athletic and Commonwealth Games champion Tobi Amusan on Sunday night braced the tape to win the women’s 100m hurdle in the Silesia Diamond League.

Amusan who recently qualified for the 2023 World Athletics Championship in in Budapest starting in August set a season-best record of 12.34s to win the gold prize.

American Kendra Harrison came a close second after Amusan caught up with her in a nail-biting race to the finish line.

Newly crowned US champion Nia Ali finished in third place with a time of 12.38s while Jamaican champion Megan Tapper finished fourth ahead of her compatriot Danielle Williams in fifth.

“It was not easy for me with injuries in my hamstring & my knee. But I trusted in my coach & my work. It’s all about the process,” Amusan told the media after her feat.

“I just won this in a smooth style, I was just running. Honestly, I had no idea that I won when I crossed the finish line,” the Nigerian further stated.

Sunday night’s achievement was the fastest time this season for the Nigerian who has now equalled the feat of Jasmine Camacho-Quinn MR.

The record means she has climbed to the top of the Diamond League standings where she is seven points ahead of Camacho-Quinn, who for the first time, didn’t feature in a Diamond League meet this season.

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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.


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