Tobi Amusan Breaks World Record At Athletics Championships 

by Ayo Oladiran

Nigerian sprint hurdler, Tobiloba Amusan, races to a world record of 12.06s becoming the first Nigerian to win gold at the World Athletics Championships.

The 25-year-old had earlier broken the record of 12.20s in the Semi-finals, only to do better in the finals with a 2.5 meters per second win.

Commenting on her final victory, Amusan expressed her joy saying she was not expecting a world record as she just put her best into it.

“The goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me but I could not believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semis,” she said.

Amusan is also the fifth woman to successfully defend the 100m sprint hurdles title after winning it four years ago.

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