Tobi Amusan of Nigeria wins Gold Medal by breaking a record
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.
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.