August 15, 2022

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Breaking: Once more, Tobi Amusan finishes in quickest time, able to defend Commonwealth Video games… Brume, Usoro hit closing

Tobi Amusan

World champion Oluwatobiloba Amusan posted the quickest time in Spherical 1 Warmth of the Girls’s 100m Hurdles on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games, which was concluded this morning.

The Nigerian sensation ran 12.40 seconds to complete first in Warmth 3 and certified for the following spherical alongside Michelle Jenneke of Australia’s (12.63) and Canada’s Michelle Harrison (12.85).

In Warmth 1, Cindy Denver of England got here first in a time of 12.67 and progressed to the following spherical with Jamaica’s Danielle Williams, who ran 12.80 to complete in second place,

The occasions recorded in Warmth 2 have been additionally a far cry from Amusans, with Megan Tapper of Jamaica ending first in 12.68 seconds and superior to the following spherical alongside Devynne Charlton, of
The Bahamas and Celeste Mucci of Australia ran 12.70 and 12.96 in second and third locations, respectively, with the latter recording her Private Finest.

Amusan turned the primary Nigerian world champion in an athletics occasion when she received the 2022 World Athletics Championships 100 metre hurdles gold medal, setting a brand new world report of 12.12 seconds within the semifinal, adopted up by a 12.06 second report within the closing to take the gold medal.

She was the 2018 Commonwealth Champion within the 100m hurdles. She’s additionally the reigning African Champion within the occasion, profitable back-to-back gold medals on the 2018 and 2022 African Championships in Athletics and can also be a two-time African Video games champion within the occasion.

She received the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in 2021 within the 100m hurdles, changing into the primary Nigerian to take action, additionally breaking the then African report held by Glory Alozie within the course of.

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Her compatriots Ese Brume and Ruth Usoro additionally secured their place within the girls’s lengthy soar closing.

Brume, who competed in Group A, completed second with a soar of 6.81m behind Ghana’s Deborah Acquah who topped the group with a soar of 8.85m.

Usoro, who competed in Group B, completed third with a soar of 6.56m to qualify for the ultimate.

The finals of the ladies’s 100m hurdles and lengthy soar will happen on Sunday August 7 on the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.