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Tobi Amusan of Nigeria wins Gold Medal by breaking a record

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Tobi Amusan of Nigeria won the gold medal at the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday by breaking the women’s 100-meter hurdles record.

Britany Anderson of Jamaica, who placed second, and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Cuba, who finished third, were beaten by Amusan, the current Commonwealth champion.

Camacho-Quinn won the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles event at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2017 with a time of 12.37 seconds.

Tobi Amusan of Nigeria wins Gold Medal by breaking a record

Amusan beat her previous world record of 12.12 seconds established in the semi-finals two hours earlier by doing the feat at Sunday’s final in 12.06 seconds.


Amusan’s achievement at the championship was first hailed as a world record but was later disqualified because the wind speed was too high.

The objective was to compete and take home the gold. Although I have confidence in my abilities, I did not anticipate setting a world record at these competitions. You understand, the objective is always to perform well and win. The world record is therefore a bonus, according to Amusan.

Amusan came in fourth place at the Doha World Championships three years ago. She continued to race well after that, setting a personal record of 12.41 seconds at the Wanda Diamond League competition in Paris in June before departing for the World Championships in Eugene.

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