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Amusan raises Nigeria’s medal’s hope, set record at World Athletics Championship

By Gowon Akpodonor
23 July 2022   |   7:57 pm
Sprint hurdler, Tobi Amusan, started her campaign for a medal at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the United States on a good note yesterday, setting an Area Record in the heat of the 100m hurdles.

Nigeria’s Tobi AMUSAN reacts after winning the 100m hurdles women final at the Diamond League track and field meeting in Paris on June 18, 2022. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / Diamond League AG)

Sprint hurdler, Tobi Amusan, started her campaign for a medal at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the United States on a good note yesterday, setting an Area Record in the heat of the 100m hurdles.

After a disappointing campaign by the country’s male sprinters in yesterday’s 4x100m relay event, Amusan came to the party with a huge 12.40seconds to raise Nigeria’s medal hope.

Amusan, who was fourth three years ago in Doha, is seeking to become the second Nigerian sprint hurdler to win a medal at the Championships after Glory Alozie, who won a silver medal in Seville, Spain in 1999.

The semi-finals and final of the hurdles event will hold today Sunday.

The Women’s long jump event also started yesterday with Ruth Usoro leaping 6.25meter in her heat.

Ese Brume, the bronze medalist at the last edition of the World Championships in Doha, Qatar three years ago, was also in action yesterday. She is aiming to become the first Nigerian athlete to win medals at two editions of the event.

Ese Brume jumped 6.82m in her first attempt to hit the final, while Ruth Usoro jumped 6.69m in Group C

The final will hold today, Sunday.