Tobi Amusan Has Qualified For The 100m World Championship Hurdle Finals

Tobi Amusan, the current world champion and record holder, has qualified for the Women’s 100m Hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships for the third time in a row after winning her heat in 12.56s(-0.7). Ackera Nugent, who earned the second automatic position with a time of 12.60 seconds, finished behind the outstanding athlete from Nigeria.

Kendra Harrison, a former world record holder, won the first semifinal race in 12.33 seconds. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won Heat 3 in 12.41 seconds, beating Nia Ali in 12.49 seconds. In order to go to her third straight World Championships final, Tobi Amusan overturned the early lead held by NCAA Champion Ackera Nugent.

Amusan participated in challenging race in the National Athletics Centre in Budapest, Hungary, against NCAA champion Nugent, World Indoor Champion Cyréna Samba-Mayela, and Dutch Nadine Visser, among others. Amusan was authorized to defend her championship last week after the Athletics Integrity Unit appeals panel determined that she had not broken anti-doping regulations despite missing three whereabouts tests in a 12-month period, according to Punch.

After winning her 100m Hurdles heat in Budapest, the Ijebu Ode native led the rest of the field out in the semi-final on Wednesday.

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