The world record set by Tobi Amusan in the 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 have been ratified by the athletics governing body, World Athletics.
Amusan’s 12.12 seconds in the women’s 100m hurdles semifinals is now officially in the record books, Megasportsarena.com reports.
After clocking an African record of 12.40 in the 100m hurdles heats, the world was put on notice that 25-year-old Nigerian hurdler was capable of something special, and she did in 24 hours!
The next day, she ran 12.12 (0.9m/s) in the semifinals to improve the world record of 12.20 that had been set by USA’s Kendra Harrison in London in 2016.
Amusan wasn’t done there, though, and she followed that remarkable performance with a wind-assisted 12.06 (2.5m/s) to win the final.
“The goal was to come out and to win this gold,” she said. “Honestly, I believe in my abilities, but I was not expecting a world record at these championships.” Amusan said after shattering the world record and sending Nigerians and the athletic world into raptures.