World Athletics Championships: I’m here – Tobi Amusan reacts as she cruises into 100m semi-finals

Reigning champion Tobi Amusan has expressed happiness after she qualified for the women’s 100 metres hurdles semi-finals on Tuesday in Budapest.

It was reported that Amusan won her qualifying heat in the women’s 100 metres hurdles to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

The 26-year-old, whose world record is 12.12, was slow out of the blocks before cruising to a time of 12.48 seconds, third fastest on the night.

“I am just thankful I am here in Budapest and able to race, using my talent,” she said after the race.

“It has not been the best, but I am here. I tried to stay as relaxed as possible (through the uncertainty) and do what my coach tells me. So, here I am.”

Amusan’s presence at the global showpiece was a surprise to many, with her suspension lifted just two days before the World Athletics Championships began.

The Nigerian track queen had a provisional anti-doping suspension lifted on Thursday.

But Amusan could still face an appeal that could potentially reinstate the ban.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) provisionally suspended Amusan in July because of three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period.

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