Nigerian Tobi Amusan breaks two world records in the World Championships
Early on Monday, Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan broke the world record twice to win the 100-meter hurdles at the World Championships.
By earning a gold and a silver medal on the final day of competition, Team Nigeria spectacularly concluded their competition at the World Championships in Oregon. After working hard all week without seeing any results, her triumph and Ese Brume’s subsequent spectacular performance gave them something to celebrate.
The team of Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume from Nigeria won the honors with their jaw-dropping and artistic performance. While Brume had to put in a lot of effort to take home silver in the long jump, Amusan twice smashed the World Record his route to winning the 100m hurdles.
Many anticipated that Amusan would do greater things in the semi-final after breaking her African Record during the heats, but not the World Record, according to Gistloaded. Amusan set a new world record in the semifinals, clocking 12.12 seconds to break Keni Harrison’s previous mark of 12.20 seconds, which she had held since 2016.
After the race, Amusan stated, “I wanted to get out and leave.” “I took the necessary action,”
While that was incredible in and of itself, Amusan was not done there. In her final race, a few hours later, she broke the World Record, winning in 12.06 seconds to become the first-ever Nigerian World Champion.
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.
After the first hurdle, Amusan was easily in her stride and got off to a scorching start. She then pulled away from Anderson and the rapidly closing Camacho-Quinn to win the gold.
Amusan, who has won the Diamond League trophy, the Commonwealth Games gold medal, and other African championships, is now focused on winning the Olympic Games medal to add to her already excellent resume.
Brume, the African record holder, finished second in the women’s long jump final on the sand with a season-best distance of 7.02m.
Brume, who earned a bronze medal in Doha the previous time around, is the first Nigerian to take home a medal at two consecutive World Championships.
The 25-year-old World Champion’s other world-record-setting achievements are highlighted by gistloaded and they are as follows
Amusan set a jaw-dropping world record in the semi-finals before winning the first World Championship gold medal ever awarded to Nigeria. She beat Keni Harrison of the United States’ previous record of 12.20 seconds from 2016.
Amusan, who placed fourth at the World Championships in Doha three years prior, became the second sprint hurdler from Nigeria to take home a medal at the competition after Glory Alozie, who took home a silver in Seville, Spain, in 1999.
Diamond League record for Nigeria
When Amusan set a spectacular personal best time of 12.42 seconds in Zurich in September 2021, she broke Glory Alozie’s 23-year African record and became the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League championship.
On August 8, 1998, in Monaco, Alozie ran 12.44 seconds to break the previous African record. Twenty days later, in Brussels, he repeated the feat. On August 28, 1999, in Seville, Spain, he ran the time twice more at the World Championships.
Diamond League African Record
After recording 12.41 seconds in the 100m women’s hurdle in June 2022, Nigerian Tobi Amusan beat the continent’s previous record.
At the Diamond League event in Paris, France, Amusan beat her own record by running the third-best time of the year.
Amusan swept to victory during the Paris Diamond League with a time (12.41secs – AR) that elevated her to third in the world in 2022, just behind the world leader Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12.37s) and Alaysha Johnson (12.40s).
Competitions in athletics in Africa
Following her victory at the African Athletics Championships in Mauritius in June, Amusan became just the fifth woman to successfully defend her gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles competition.
Following Maria Usifo (1984 and 1985) and Glory Alozie, who both successfully defended their sprint hurdles titles, the 25-year-old won the championship for the first time in 2018 at the 21st edition of the tournament (1996, 1998, and 2000).
Her accomplishment makes her the fifth African to do so.
Amusan qualified for the 100-meter hurdles final at the Olympics in August 2021 after winning her first semi-final in 12.62 seconds, making her the first Nigerian since Glory Alozie in Sydney in 2000.
She surpassed Nigeria’s previous record, which had stood for 21 years.
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