In the 100-meter hurdles semifinal at the World Athletics Championships, the 25-year-old Nigerian cuts eight hundredths off the previous world record with a timing of 12.12 seconds before winning gold in the final.
The 25-year-old Nigerian lowers the world record by eight hundredths with a time of 12.12 seconds in the World Athletics Championships semifinal for the 100-meter hurdles before winning the gold medal in the final.
Tobi Amusan of Nigeria has broken the women’s 100-meter hurdles world record with an incredible performance at the World Athletics Championships semifinal in Oregon. The 25-year-old broke the previous record of 12.20 seconds by 0.08 seconds as she breezed across the finish line of the opening race of Day 10 of the competition.
In an event where the smallest of margins frequently determine the winner, Amusan’s time of 12.12 beat the previous record of 12.20, held by the American Kendra Harrison since 2016, by 0.08 of a second. For instance, the four most recent world records in the event beat the previous records by 0.01 seconds, 0.04 seconds, 0.01 seconds, and 0.03 seconds. The record was last lowered by such a wide margin in 1980. Amusan talked about how it felt to break the record while still concentrating on the forthcoming final after the race.
It’s a powerful feeling, she said. “I was itching to leave. I carried out my obligation. eagerly for the championship.” For the new world record holder, who leaves these competitions with a gold medal and the all-time best time, none of that would have mattered. Amusan had just one day earlier set a new African record in the heats with a time of 12.40. She has now impressively added a world record and gold to her résumé in Oregon. Amusan commented about how she had achieved all of her goals for these Worlds after the final in a joyful tone.
The objective, according to her, was to compete and take home the gold. “I just finished. “Although I genuinely believe in my abilities, I did not anticipate setting a world record at these competitions.
The objective, you see The only thing that matters is doing your job effectively and winning. The world record is thus an added benefit.”I knew I had it in me, but after the semifinals, when I saw it on the screen, I couldn’t believe it.
It was only a matter of time, though. “And I appreciate it. During the test, all I could do was focus on keeping my composure and giving it my best effort.
I took a few seconds to compose myself before recalling that I had some work to do. It appeared to be successful. The swiftness of it was something I was aware of, but not this swiftness.
BY: Obed Mprah Octere