144 total views, 3 views today
Nigeria has done it again! It is their usual thing! This time, not in music like always or football, but in athletics. Tobi Amusan made history by being the first Nigerian to win a gold medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon. Not only did she win the gold, she also broke a record and took the title of World Record Holder.
On the final day of the World Athletics Championships, the 25-year-old young sprinter startled spectators inside the University of Oregon on the Eugene campus, making history.
Tobi Amusan took the track and ran a spectacular 12.12 seconds to break the record in the women’s 100m hurdles semifinal heat. Many of the spectators were wondering if she could control her nerves and perform well in the final because they could not believe what she had just done. However, to the utter surprise of everyone, she came out and beat her own record of 12.12 seconds to 12.06 seconds to win the race and claim the gold, defeating Jamaica’s Anderson, the Bahamas’ Charlton, and the USA’s Armstrong.
Tobi Amusan is the 2018 Commonwealth and 2018 African champion and also a two-time African Games champion in the event. She won the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in 2021 in the 100m hurdles. She currently holds both African and global records.
Congratulations to Tobi Amusan and Nigeria. The continent is absolutely proud.