OluwaTobiloba Amusan registered her name in gold as she broke the 100m Hurdles world record in the semi finals of her event before going on to win Gold in the final at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
As she crossed the finish line in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships, she was shocked and dumbfounded.
After the amazing feat, Amusan said, “the goal was to come out and to win this gold. I just did it,” said the Nigerian. “Honestly, I believe in my abilities, but I was not expecting a world record at these championships.” she added.
Three years ago, Amusan finished fourth at the World Championships in Doha. Her form only improved from there, and she posted a personal best of 12.41 at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Paris in June before traveling to Eugene for the World Championships, where her times only got better.
She topped Personal Best by .01 in the qualifying rounds on Saturday, breaking the African Record in the process, before breaking the world record in the semifinal and running the wind-aided 12.06 in the final.
In the final, Amusan accelerated ahead of the field after clearing the sixth hurdle. She held off Jamaica’s Britany Anderson and Puerto Rico’s Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, both of whom were officially timed at 12.23sec but separated in a photo finish by five thousand of a second.