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Tobi Amusan Breaks Records With World-Leading Time At Jamaica Athletics Invitational



Tobi Amusan Breaks Records With World-Leading Time At Jamaica Athletics Invitational

Tobi Amusan, the Nigerian hurdler, once again proved her prowess on the track by clocking a world-leading time of 12.40 seconds (with a wind speed of 0.9m/s) to secure victory in the 100m hurdles at the inaugural Jamaica Athletics Invitational held in Kingston on Saturday.

News About Nigeria reports that Tobi Amusan dominated the race, defeating formidable opponents like world champion Danielle Williams, who had a season-best time of 12.46 seconds, and American racer Christina Clemons, who finished third in 12.54 seconds.

Amusan’s performance not only secured her victory but also propelled her to claim the top spot in the world rankings, surpassing American Tonea Marshall’s previous leading time of 12.42 seconds set in late April.

With the Paris 2024 Olympics just two months away, Amusan’s victory serves as a significant boost for Nigeria’s medal prospects. 

Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh, took to social media to congratulate the athlete, pointing out her consistent excellence and expressing optimism for Nigeria’s success at the upcoming Olympics.

“Take your flowers Tobi Amusan, you stormed to an emphatic win in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational, clocking a time of 12.40s (0.9), a World Lead time!

“You defeated World Champion Danielle Williams, who came 2nd in 12.46s, while Christina Clemons was 3rd in 12.54s.

“Tobi, you keep making our country proud. Paris Olympics is around the corner, your performance gives us hope just like others that Nigeria is set to break a jinx. Keep soaring, we are proud of you,” the Minister of Sports Development wrote.