Tobi Amusan Breaks Two Records At World Athletics Championships, Takes Gold

Tobi Amusan Breaks Two Records At World Athletics Championships, Takes Gold

Nigeria's Tobi Amusan, set a World Record, twice, to win the 100m hurdles in style at the World Championships at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, US.

Amusan, 25, wins gold at the World Athletics Championships after racing to a stunning world record time of 12.06s a record which was set in 2016 by American Kendra Harrison of record time 12.20s.

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It was the second time Amusan would break the record on the night, improving on her 12.12s in the semi-final.

Team Nigeria ended their campaign at the World Championships in Oregon on a spectacular note; winning a gold and a silver medal on the final day of action.

The duo of Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume produced the medals for Nigeria and they did it in style Oregon with jaw-breaking performances.

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Amusan set the World Record twice before she was crowned the world champion in the 100m hurdles while Brume needed to dig deep for her silver in the long jump.

Amusan got off to a scorching start and was smoothly into her stride after the first hurdle, building a clear lead and then pulling away ahead of Anderson and the fast-closing Camacho-Quinn for the gold.

"Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships," Amusan said after her final victory. "The goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me but I could not believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semis.

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"Before the final, I just tried to stay calm and to do my best. I took a deep breath knowing that I have some goal to accomplish and it worked pretty good. I knew it was very fast but not this fast. "Amusan said after her victory.