Oluwatobiloba Amusan has become the 1st NIgeria athlete ever to win a Diamond League Trophy since inception in 2010.
Tobi stormed to a new African and Nigerian Record of 12.42s, going past the field to win the women’s 100m Hurdles at the Weltklasse in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday night.
She defeated Dutch athlete Visser Nadine who ran a National Record and PB of 12.51secs to emerge second. Tapper Megan of Jamaica came third in 12.55secs.
The petite sprint hurdler is expected to pocket USD 30,000 in prize money as well as getting a wild card for next year’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon, U.S.A.
Since her agonising miss at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where she missed out on a medal as widely expected, Amusan has shown great focus and tenacity.
Amusan’s winning time erases Glory Alozie’s previous feat of 12.44s set in 1999 and also saw her become the first Nigerian to ever win a Diamond League title.