• Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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Tobi Amusan beats America’s Kendria, Nia to set new 100m hurdles meet record


Nigerian Tobi Amusan, 26, beat United States’ Harrison Kendria and Ali Nia to set a new World Record for the fastest time in a 100-metre hurdles race. Amusan set this record at the Silesia Diamond League, taking place at the Silesian Stadium in Poland.

Amusan set a time of 12.34 seconds to become the official fastest time in a 100-meter hurdle race in the meeting. She was closely followed by Americans Harrison Kendria and Ali Nia, who came second and third, respectively, at a time of 12.35 and 12.38 seconds.

Speaking on this achievement, Amusan said, “It was not easy for me with injuries in my hamstring and my knee. But I trusted in my coach and my work. It’s all about the process. I just won this in a smooth style; I was just running. Honestly, I had no idea that I won when I crossed the finish line.”