Tobiloba Amusan has set a new African record of 12.41s and a personal best in the women’s 100 metre hurdles in at the Diamond League meet at the Charléty Stadium in Paris, the third best run of the season, reports Megasportsarena.com.
The Nigerian top hurdler is expected to hit a podium finish at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, US, in July as well as the Commonwealth Games billed for July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England.
She is only behind Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn at 12.37s and Alaysha Johnson of the US with 12.40s.
She was a second faster than she was in the September 2021 Diamond League final where she broke Gloria Alozie’s 23-year-old national and continental record.
Amusan will now shift focus to the Nigerian Athletics Championships which will take place between June 24 and 26 in Benin City.
The reigning Commonwealth Games champion is the favourite to retain the Nigerian 100m hurdles title she won last year at the Yaba College of Technology Sports complex.