Athletics: Tobi Amusan Starts New Season With Victory
World Record holder Tobi Amusan began her 2023 season with victory in the Women’s 200m event at the Tiger Track Classic, clocking a time of 23.38s ahead of Chante Clinkscale in 23.56s, in Auburn, Alabama, USA.
Amusan entered to run in the women’s 100m and 200m at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic, where she has PBs of 11.11s and 22.60s, respectively. In recent years, Amusan has enjoyed impressive success in the hurdles but she is also a force to reckon with in the 100m and 200m sprint events.
The Nigerian star finished ahead of Chante Clinkscale (23.56s) and Kaitlin Hill (24.08s) in her first competitive appearance since September 2022, when she triumphed in the Diamond League in the 100m Hurdles event with a meeting record of 12.29s.
It is a great start to the year for Amusan, who enjoyed a superb and fine run of form last year including the 12.12s World record she set in Oregon and a World title that followed.
The world champion will hope to continue her stellar form this year by retaining her world title in Budapest and defending her Diamond league title for a third successive year.