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Tobi Amusan wins another Diamond League trophy, sets new record

Nigerian sprinter, Tobi Amusan, has won the women’s 100 meters hurdles at the Diamond League final in Zurich.

The World and Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion and record holder finished in 12.29s in the race on Thursday, September 8. The Nigerian had won the Diamond League trophy last year in 12.42 seconds.

American Tia Jones came in 2nd in 12.40s while Britany Anderson of Jamaica ran 12.42s to finish 3rd.

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Back in August, she won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham.

A month earlier, at the World Athletic Championship, Amusan broke the hurdles record in the semi-finals in 12.12s.

The 25-year-old also became the first Nigerian to win a gold medal at the championship with a spirited display in Eugene, Oregon.

Amusan is the first and only Nigerian to be crowned African, Commonwealth, and World champion in the same year.

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