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BREAKING: Tobi Amusan becomes the first ever Nigerian athlete in history to win a world title, breaks world record

 Nigeria's Tobi Amusan early this morning became the first ever Nigerian athlete in history to win a world title at the World Athletics ...


 Nigeria's Tobi Amusan early this morning became the first ever Nigerian athlete in history to win a world title at the World Athletics Championships as she won a gold medal at the women's 100m hurdles final.

The record time of 12.12 seconds broke Kendra Harrison's mark of 12.20 in her semi-final race.

About 90 minutes after Amusan set a new world record, she ran 12.06 in the final to beat Jamaica’s Britany Anderson by 0.17. That time is not a record because she had a 2.5 meter-per-second wind behind her, which is .5 over the legal limit. The wind on the record setter was 0.9.

The 25-year-old, who finished fourth at last year’s Olympics and fourth at worlds in 2019, broke the six-year-old record of 12.20 seconds held by Keni Harrison.

With that, Tobi Amusan became the first ever Nigerian athlete in history to win a world title and set a world record.

Her team mate Ese Brume also made Nigeria proud with a Silver medal in the long jump after leaping to 7:02 m early this morning.


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  1. Great Nigerians! God bless and keep moving them higher

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