NewsNigeriaSportAmusan Blazes to World-Leading Time in 100m Hurdles Race
Nigerian sprint queen Tobi Amusan scorched the track at the inaugural Jamaica Athletics Invitational on Saturday, setting a world-leading time of 12.40 seconds in the women’s 100m hurdles race.
Amusan, the reigning world record holder in the event, displayed her dominance throughout the race. Despite trailing for most of it behind Danielle Williams, the two-time world champion, Amusan surged ahead in the closing stages, showcasing her exceptional technique and power.
Williams finished a close second in a season-best time of 12.46 seconds, while American Christina Clemons placed third with a time of 12.54 seconds.
This impressive feat extends Amusan’s lead in the world rankings for the 100m hurdles. She previously surpassed the previous world-leading time of 12.42 seconds set by American Tonea Marshall in late April.
Amusan’s victory comes just two months before the highly anticipated Paris 2024 Olympics. This performance has ignited excitement within Nigeria, with many anticipating her potential to secure a gold medal.
Sports Minister John Enoh took to social media to congratulate Amusan, praising her for making the nation proud and expressing hope for her continued success in the upcoming Olympics.
According to Minister Enoh, “Tobi, you keep making our country proud. Paris Olympics is around the corner, your performance gives us hope just like others, that Nigeria is set to break a jinx. Keep soaring, we are proud of you.”
By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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