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Tobi Amusan’s 100m hurdles Record Ratified by World Athletics

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The 12.12secs 100m hurdles world record set by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Championships has been ratified by World Athletics.

A statement released on Tuesday by the Athletics governing body, confirmed this alongside the world records of two other athletes – Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughin.

“The world records set by Tobi Amusan, Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 have been ratified,” the statement reads.

 “Amusan’s 12.12 in the women’s 100m hurdles semi finals, Duplantis’s 6.21m in the men’s pole vault final and McLaughlin’s 50.68 in the women’s 400m hurdles final are all now officially in the record books, as is the world U20 mark of 9.94 set by Letsile Tebogo in the men’s 100m heats.”

All records were set at the World Athletics Championships that took place in Oregon, the United States in July.

Tobi Amusan shocked the world with her record-breaking run in the semi-finals, breaking a six-year record held by USA’s Kendra Harrison (12.20secs).

She was on course for another record in the final where she claimed gold but her time (12.06 secs) was not acknowledged due to due to in-race wind gust that was higher than allowed.

With that victory, she became the first Nigerian world champion at the World Athletics Championships.

Tobi Amusan is the current African, commonwealth, and world champion in the 100m hurdles, and in all three competitions, she is the record holder.


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