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Amusan Retains Diamond League Trophy, Wins 100m Hurdles

Amusan Retains Diamond League Trophy, Wins 100m Hurdles

Reigning Nigeria, Commonwealth, and World champion, Tobi Amusan ended her historic and record-laden year 2022 with another record as she successfully defended the Diamond League title she won last year.

The 25-year-old ran a new 12.29 seconds meeting record to win the 100m hurdles.

It is her second fastest legal time ever over the high hurdles after the 12.12 seconds world record she ran in Oregon, the USA at the World Championships, and one-hundredth of a second faster than the 12.30 Games record she ran to successfully defend her Commonwealth Games title last month in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The Nigerian has now successfully defended four titles this year in which she was the defending champion.


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For her efforts, the Nigerian has been crowned the Diamond League champion and awarded a Diamond Trophy in addition to winning the 30,000 top prize money as well as securing a wild card for the World Athletics Championships next year in Budapest, Hungary.

Tia Jones, who came second behind the Nigerian last Sunday at the ISTAF 2022 in Berlin ran 12.40 seconds while Britany Anderson of Jamaica was third in 12.42 seconds.

Reigning Olympic champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn finished a disappointing fourth (12.49 seconds).

This would be Amusan’s sixth win in 14 appearances against Camacho-Quinn who ran a new 12.27 seconds personal best to win in Brussels last week.

The year 2022 has been a historic one for Amusan.
She started the year by successfully defending her African Championships title in Mauritius in early June before traveling to Paris to smash her 12.42 seconds African record.

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Amusan ran 12.41 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Paris before storming Edo City in Nigeria to rewrite the 12.63 seconds Nigerian Championships record set in 1997 by Angela Atede in Lagos.

The reigning African champion ran 12.58 seconds to add the championships record to her collections before going to the biggest stage in world athletics to achieve legendary status.

Amusan produced one of the biggest surprises of the World Championships when she sped to a world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinals of the 100m hurdles, following it with a wind-assisted 12.06 seconds in the final to win gold.

The Nigerian went on to win the Commonwealth Games title in a Games record of 12.30 seconds and in the process became the first Nigerian track and field athlete to successfully defend an individual title at the Games.

By Dare Esan





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  • Amusan is certainly our bride. What a splendid year she’s had. Who says persistence doesn’t pay. Keep keeping on Amusan. God bless you for making us all very proud to be Nigerians at this “time”

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Solid Victory, now it’s time for you to take a rest and kindly be careful of what you eat and drink because you might be a target.

  • Owusu 2 years ago

    Amusan is from Ghana. She is a Ghanaian. Just like u people confirm atiku from Cameroon. Sai baba. U people said is sudanese.
    This amusan is from my place .on her leg u can see Ghana ribbon that is our mark .

  • Obest 2 years ago

    thunder fire you and your generation for saying that she is from Ghana , from Ghana my foot. Don’t rub your failures on her, Has Ghana produced any athletics world champion before?

    • Owusu 2 years ago

      Look at this one oo are u not Biafran man.u dey send thunder.@obest.
      I wil send u her mobile noba

  • Let the dynamite Tobi Amusan take a bow for the year.She broke all the records this year.From National ,Africa to commonwealth to world and lastly, diamond league meet record…What a year and what a performances.A shout out goes too, to her coach and her crew for a job excellently done.Nigerian youths are lazy according to Bubu but Amusan would have escaped before the lazy wind started blowing on the country’s youths.Those are the words of a leader who is suppose to create the enviroment for Nigerian youths to thrive, but wasted his opportunity.
    Ask Tobi and she will tell you how being an athlete, is very stressful and she will tell you how it takes consistency, hard work and sacrifice to make it. She also will tell you how frustrating it could be too representing a country like Nigeria but against all odds she made us all very proud. Blessings to you champion Tobi and abundant grace to your feet.

  • @Gynae_Doctor 2 years ago

    And she does it with a smile. She’s adorable. 

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