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#WorldAthleticsChamps: Amusan Through To 100m Hurdles Final

#WorldAthleticsChamps: Amusan Through To 100m Hurdles Final

World Record holder in the women’s 100m Hurdles Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has qualified for the final of the women’s 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary.

In Wednesday’s semi-final Amusan won Heat 2 with a time of 12.56s.

Amusan came through to overturn Jamaica’s Ackera Nugent’s early lead and qualify for her third consecutive World Athletics Championship final.

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Nugent, who is the reigning NCAA Champion clocked 12.60s to finish second.

Meanwhile, former world record holder Kendra Harrison of the United States won the first semifinal race in 12.33s.

Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn took Heat 3 in 12.41s, ahead of Nia Ali in 12.49s.

Amusan will hope to defend her title in the final slated for Thursday, August 24.


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  • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

    Sad to say that Amusan might not defend her title tomorrow after watching her struggle against the Jamaican before making it to the finals. The distractions caused by AIU and IAAF is taking a toil on her, I pray for miraculous strength to see her through tomorrow. To our sports ministry it is sad that all you do is politics and not caring about the welfare of Athletes. I also witnessed Favor Ofili wobbling in a race that she should not be struggling judging by her SB and PB compared to the rest of the field in her heat.

    • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

      It was a tactics but AIU inspired by her detractors to pull her down.

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