Tobi Amusan sets new record, wins 100m hurdles at Silesia Diamond League

Tobi Amusan celebrating her victory

Nigerian World record holder Tobi Amusan has won the 100m hurdles at the Silesia Diamond League in Poland, setting a new record at 12.34s.

Her performance turned out to be the season’s best as a new record holder in the Chorzow, Poland event.

From a slow start in the race, Amusan left behind her USA’s Kendra Harrison, who finished second in a time of 12.35s to a second position, and the 2019 world champion Nia Ali of the USA who finished third in 12.38s.

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Amusan, the Commonwealth Gold Medalist from a wobbled start produced a strong finish to win the highly competitive women’s 100m hurdles ahead of her rivals for next month’s World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

Though she put up a fantastic performance, Amusan said it was not an easy race as she is battling injuries in her hamstring and knee.

Commenting on a Facebook post on Sunday evening, the world record holder celebrating her new victory, said, “One race at a time, my coach has always told me that, and I’m happy to have finished here with another season’s best and the meeting record,” she said.

“All Glory to God and a big shout out (to) my coach and my entire team as well as my ever-supportive fans,” Amusan said.