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Tobi Amusan came second in Lusane Diamond League

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Tobi Amusan of Nigeria came in second place in the women’s 100-meter hurdles event on Friday at the Athletissima Diamond League competition in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico upset the world champion and world record holder to the top spot by running a meet record of 12.34 seconds.

Tobi Amusan had to settle for silver with a timing of 12.45 seconds, and Tia Jones of the United States came in third with a time of 12:47 seconds, a lifetime best.

The hurdles marked Amusan’s return to the track after she extended the world record in July by running a 12.12-second semifinal time at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, and a 12.06-second final time.

Additionally successful, she won the gold medal in 12.29 seconds at the Commonwealth Games.

At the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the world champion led Team Nigeria to a seventh-place finish with 35 medals, including 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze.

Amusan became the first Nigerian to win the Diamond League final in 2021, finishing in 12.42 seconds, ahead of the Dutchwoman Nadine Visser who came in second and the Jamaican Megan Tapper who came in third.

Tobi Amusan won’t be at the September 2 Diamond League in Brussels, but she’s anticipated to be at the September 8 Diamond League final in Zurich.

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