Tobi Amusan is on a Roll!.
On Sunday night at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, the Nigerian athlete achieved her first Diamond League victory in the women’s 100m hurdles with an impressive time of 12.52 seconds. Sarah Avalanche from Ireland took second place, finishing in 12.73 seconds, while Pia Skrzyszowska from Poland claimed the third spot with a time of 12.78 seconds.
On Friday last week, a 26-year-old athlete secured second place in the opening leg of the Diamond League series held in Lausanne, Switzerland. The victory was claimed by Jasmine Camacho-Quinn from Puerto Rico, who finished the race in an impressive 12.40 seconds. But she decided to do one better and win the Sunday Race.
She had already secured one victory at the Racers Grand Prix in Jamaica and seemed poised to win her second event in the Diamond League. By the end of the season, the top eight athletes in each event will qualify for the Diamond League Final and compete for the trophy. As the reigning champion in the Women’s 100m hurdles, Amusan is determined to defend her title.
The title for both 2021 and 2022 was won by the Nigerian athlete who is currently the reigning African, Commonwealth, and world champion in the event. As a 26-year-old Commonwealth Games champion, she will defend her title at Budapest’s upcoming World Athletics Championship. Throughout 2022, Amusan delivered impressive performances in the Diamond League, Commonwealth Games, and World Athletics Championships.
The phenomenal achievement was made by the Nigerian athlete who became the nation’s first world champion, clocking in at 12.06 seconds, aided by a strong wind of +2.5 meters per second. Although not eligible for a world record, she secured a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and successfully defended her Diamond League title, concluding her season with a remarkable performance.
In February, she received a nomination for the 2023 Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year award. This prestigious award acknowledges outstanding sports individuals’ and teams’ achievements throughout the year under review.
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