athletics Diamond League: Amusan Shatters 22 Years Record To Win title

Tobi Amusan won today’s World Athletics Diamond League 100-meter hurdles final in Zurich, Switzerland, to defend her championship.

The sprint hurdler from Nigeria won the competition in 12.29 seconds, defeating a competitive field that included Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and previous world record holder Kendra Harrison.

In addition, Amusan’s speed eclipses the previous Zurich Diamond League 100-meter hurdles mark of 12.39 seconds set 22 years prior by the famous Gail Devers.

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The 25-year-old Nigerian superstar has been in incredible form this year, winning the title at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America, in July, and shattering the 100-meter hurdles world record with a time of 12.12 seconds.


In Birmingham in August, she joined the women’s 4x100m team to win gold and set a new African mark, and she also kept her Commonwealth gold medal.

Today in Zurich, Tia Jones of the USA trailed Amusan to the finish line in a time of 12.40 seconds.

Brittany Anderson of Jamaica came in third in 12.42s, and Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, who had previously defeated Amusan in a different Diamond League race two weeks prior, came in fourth in 12.49s.


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Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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