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Meet First Nigerian Athlete Who Won Women’s 100m Hurdles Gold At World Athletics Championships

Oluwatobiloba Amusan is the first Nigerian athlete in history to ever win women’s 100m hurdles gold at the world athletics championships in Eugene, Oregon and this is a great achievement for her, her club and Nigeria as a whole.

Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles and also competes as a sprinter. She won the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the 100 metres hurdles, setting a new world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal, then a wind-assisted 12.06 in the final.

Oluwatobilola Amusan aims to be a winner always in athletics. She was the 2018 Commonwealth, 2018 African champion and she is also a two-time African Games champion in the event. She won the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in 2021 in the 100m hurdles

Amusan was determined and focus to have blitzed a world record 12.12s in the semi-finals but obliterated that mark with a superb 12.06s to become the first Nigerian to win gold in the history of the World Athletics Championships.

World 100m hurdles record holder, Tobi Amusan, in the early hours of Monday (Sunday in Oregon), won the women’s 100m hurdles gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Though, Nigeria had won a total of nine medals, comprising four silver and five bronze before Amusan Oluwatobiloba destroyed a strong field in the final by winning the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the 100 metres hurdles and she was highly celebrated for this great success.

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