World Athletics ratifies Tobi Amusan’s 100m hurdles record
NEWS DIGEST – The world record set by Tobi Amusan in the women’s 100m hurdles semi-final at the Athletics Championships in Oregon in July of this year has been ratified by the World Athletics (previously known as IAAF).
This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement published on the athletics body’s official website.
Amusan ran a time of 12.12 seconds to defeat former world record holder, Kendra Harrison, who had set the world record in the 100 metres hurdles with a time of 12.20 seconds in 2016, at the London Müller Anniversary Games.
The 25-year-old was, however, not done as she followed that remarkable performance with a wind-assisted 12.06 (2.5m/s) to win the final.
“The goal was to come out and to win this gold, Honestly, I believe in my abilities, but I was not expecting a world record at these championships,” a surprised Amusan had said in an interview after her record-breaking run.
The time of 12.12 seconds makes it the official world record to beat in the women’s hurdles.