Commonwealth Games: Nigerians record breaker Amusan qualifies for 100m hurdles final

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Tobi Amusan, the new world record holder in the women’s 100m hurdles, qualified for the final of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Friday.

Amusan dominated Round 1 Heat 3 with a time of 12.40 seconds to qualify for the final on Sunday.

The reigning champion will get the opportunity to defend her Commonwealth Games crown, which she won in Gold Coast, Australia, in 2018.

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However, she will face competition from Jamaican trio Danielle Williams, Megan Tapper, England’s Cindy Sembre, Australia’s Michelle Jenneke, and Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton.

It was the 25-year-first old’s race since smashing the world record in Oregon, USA, last month.

Amusan started the 2022 season with a win, winning the 2022 Diamond League event in Paris in 12.41 seconds, breaking an African record by 0.01 seconds.

She then went on to win the gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the 2022 African Championships in Mauritius, successfully defending her title in a time of 12.57 seconds. She also raced in and won the women’s 4100m.

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Later that year, in 2022, she raced in a Diamond League meet, placing second to Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn with a time of 12.60s.

Source: PUNCH

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