Nigerian Tobi Amusan Sets World Record on Hurdles Event

Tobi Amusan hurdles

Winning the medal was a formality for Tobi Amusan after setting the record in hurdles on Sunday night 
at the world championships.

The Nigerian hurdler won the 100-meter hurdles title after already breaking the world record in her semifinal heat with a time of 12.12 seconds. 

“When I watched the record, I was like ‘Whoa, who did that?’” Amusan said of her reaction upon seeing her time pop up on the scoreboard.

A well-deserved win

The 25-year-old Amusan finished fourth at the Tokyo games last year. She finished in the same place at the last world championships in 2019 as well.

Dedication was what gave the Nigerian hurdler the huge leap as she's not only champion now but also a world record holder. Amusan surpassed the six-year-old record held by American Keni Harrison by .08.

She also has $100,000 more for setting the mark at worlds.