Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Wins Stockholm Diamond League Women’s 100m Hurdles

Tobi Amusan, Nigerian athlete has won her first Diamond League win of the season in the women’s 100m hurdles on Sunday night.  

The Nigerian athlete emerged the winner of the hurdles at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm with a commendable time of 12.52 seconds.

Tobi Amusan

Amusan defeated Sarah Avalanche of Ireland, who came second with 12.73 seconds, while Polish sprinter, Pia Skrzyszowska finished third in 12.78 seconds.

Recall that Amusan had on Friday finished second behind Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico at the Lausanne Diamond League.

The current world champion and record holder ended the 100m hurdles with a season-best matching time of 12.47 seconds.

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Amusan, 26, a Commonwealth Games champion is set to defend her title at the world Athletics Championship later this year in Budapest.

She enjoyed a sterling 2022 where she enjoyed outings at the Diamond League, Commonwealth Games, and World Athletics Championships.

The Nigerian emerged the first Nigerian world champion after she clocked a wind-aided 12.06 seconds -deemed as ineligible for world record because of +2.5 meters per second strong wind.

The sprinter built on her achievements with a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games before retaining her Diamond League to wrap her season.

She was one of the nominees for the 2023 Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year award in February.  

The award recognises individuals and teams from the world of sports along with sporting achievements throughout the year under review.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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