Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles final in World Championships, breaks world record (Watch Video)

World Championships: Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles final, breaks world record

set a stunning world record time of 12.06 seconds to win gold at the World Athletics Championships, becoming the first Nigerian to do so in history.

Amusan broke the record twice that night, improving upon her 12.12s from the semi-final.

Amusan became the first ever Nigerian athlete to set a World Record in any sport on a night filled with firsts. Additionally, it will be the first time the Nigerian national anthem has been played during the awarding of medals to an event winner over the public address system.

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Tobi Amusan at World Championships
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Amusan’s triumph will serve as some sort of vindication for her underwhelming performance in Tokyo last year, where she placed fourth in the final despite being predicted to win a medal.

Tobi Amusan receives a $100,000 cash prize and will now focus on the Commonwealth Games, where she will compete as the defending champion starting on Thursday, July 28.

Below, you can watch Tobi Amusan compete to a historic Gold medal at World Championships.




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