Amusan Looks To Make Diamond League History In Zurich


Reigning African and Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles queen Tobiloba Amusan will be hoping to become the first Nigerian, man or woman, to be crowned Diamond League champion when she files out Thurrsday evening for the final of the sprint hurdles at the Weltklasse in Zurich, Switzerland.

Amusan has been drawn in lane three of what experts have called an open final following the absence of reigning Olympics champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, world record holder, Kendra Harrisson of the USA and the injured Jamaican Danille Williams.

The petite sprint hurdler is thus considered as one of the leading contenders to be crowned the 2021 “Diamond League Champion” and be awarded a Diamond Trophy. The winner will also win a USD 30,000 in prize money as well as getting a wild card for next year’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

For Amusan’s mission to be successful, she needs to overcome the human hurdles led by Netherland’s Nadine Visser who edged the…

Source: Complete Sports