Amusan Wins, Sets New 100m Hurdles African Record At Diamond League


Tokyo Olympics finalist Tobiloba Amusan scorched to a new 12.42 seconds African record to win the the 100m hurdles Diamond Trophy at the final of the 2021 Diamond League Thursday at the Weltklasse in Zurich, Switzerland.

The 24 year old Nigerian also made history in the process as she became the first Nigerian to be crowned Diamond League champion since World Athletics’ elite one day meetings changed name from Golden League to Diamond League.

Overall, she is the second Nigerian to win a World Athletics elite one day meetings discipline after Falilat Ogukoya who was crowned the 400m champion at the Grand Pix final held in Moscow, Russia in 1998.

Amusan has also become the third Nigerian to win at the Lezigrund stadion, venue of the highly rated Weltklasse Diamond League meeting after Innocent Egbunike and Seun Ogunkoya.

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Interestingly, Amusan has become the second Nigerian to set a new African record at the meeting…

Source: Complete Sports