The rise of Tobi Amusan the record breaker

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From being an Athletes who almost lost hope to becoming a World record holder, this is the story of Tobi Amusan the record breaker.

The name Tobi Amusan has been flying all over the social media recently following her new record in the 100 metres hurdle race in the world Championship.

The Nigerian broke the record of the race and set a new on with a time 12.12 seconds in the semi final of the hurdle race.

Tobi is a 25 years old athlete from Ijebu Ode Ogun state, Nigeria who is hard working in every of her ways.

She was a silver medalist at the 2013 African Youth Championships in Warri and also claimed gold in the 100 metres hurdles at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa.

While making her debut as an 18-years old in the All-Africa Games in 2015, the Nigerian claimed the god medal in the 100 metres hurdles.

According to an article written by Punch Tobi Amusan stated that she almost quit as an athlete before she got a scholarship to the USA.

Tobi continued to triumph in every of her doing as she became the the second athlete for the university to be named C-USA Female Track athlete of the Year since UTEP joined C-USA in 2016.

She claimed the gold medal in both the 100 metres hurdle and the 200 metres. She also claimed a silver in the long jump at the C-USA Championships.

The Nigerian started of her 2018 season with a personal best of 7.89 s in the 60 metres hurdles. She went on to represent her country at the Birmingham World Indoor Championships reaching the final of the 60 metres hurdles.

At the 2018 commonwealth game Tobi won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 m relay with her team mates, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare and Rosemary Chukwuma.

At the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, she ran a personal best of 12.48 s during the 100 metres hurdles qualifying rounds. In the semi-finals the following day, she equaled this personal best before a disappointing 4th position in the final with 12.49 seconds.

Amusan finished fourth in the Tokyo Olympics with a time of 12.60s. She later competed in the Zurich Diamond League event, which she won in 12.42s, becoming the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League trophy.

Amusan opened her 2022 season in a positive way winning the 2022 Diamond League event in Paris, were she set an African record with a time of 12.41s.

She won gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2022 African Championships in Mauritius, defending her title successfully with a time of 12.57s. She also competed in the women’s 4×100m and won gold.

she competed in a Diamond League meet, finishing second with a time of 12.60s, behind Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn.

Amusan entered the 2022 World Championships as a medal contender after back-to-back 4th place finishes. In the heats she ran an African record of 12.40s, bettering her old record by 0.01s.

In the semifinal, she set a new world record of 12.12s. She bested her time once again in the final, running 12.06s (2.5m/s wind assisted, thus not a legal WR), becoming the first Nigerian world champion at the World Athletics Championships.

 

 

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