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Tobi Amusan Becomes World’s Fastest Woman In 100m Hurdles

Nigerian sprinter, Tobi Amusan has made history as she became the world’s fastest female hurdler.

In the 100m hurdles at the 2024 Jamaica Athletics Invitational, Tobi set a record of 12.40s (0.9), defeating Jamaican and reigning world champion, Danielle Williams, who came second in a run of 12.46s and American Christina Clemens who finished third in 12.54s.

She is the current Commonwealth and African champion in the 100m hurdles, as well as the meet record holder in those two competitions.

Amusan became the first ever Nigerian world champion and world record holder in an athletics event when she won the 2022 World Championships 100m hurdles gold medal, setting the current world record of 12.12 seconds (+0.9m/s) in the semi-final, followed up by a 12.06 seconds (+2.5m/s) in the final.

She won back-to-back Commonwealth and African titles in 2018 and 2022 in the 100m hurdles and is also now a three-time African Games champion in the event.

 

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