The hurdle sprinter, who on Sunday in Oregon won the women’s 100-meter hurdles, became the first Nigerian to take home a gold medal from a World Athletics Championship.
Tobi Amusan stunned the world in her semifinal with a time of 12.12 seconds and finished in 12.06 seconds at Hayward Field.
Tobi Amusan beat Kendra Harrison, an American athlete, who held the previous record in 2016 with a time of 12.20 seconds.
She stated the following after winning:
Although I have confidence in my abilities, I did not anticipate setting a world record at these competitions.
Always, the objective is to perform well and win. The world record is thus an added benefit. When I saw it on the screen after the semifinals, even though I knew I had it in me, I couldn’t believe it.
I just tried to maintain my composure and give it my all during the final. Knowing that I had a task to complete, I took a deep breath, and it seemed to work well. I was aware of its rapidity, but not this rapidity.
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