Budapest 2023: Amusan Finishes 6th In 100m Hurdles Final

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Defending Champion Tobi Amusan finished 6th in the Women’s 100m Hurdles final in a time of 12.62s at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, with Danielle Williams of Jamaica winning the contest in 12.43s.

The two-time Commonwealth Games Champion, Amusan, dominated her races in the heats and semis, clocking 12.48s and 12.56s respectively. She was the defending champion coming to Budapest, having struck Gold at the championships at Oregon in 2022, with the Nigerian setting an amazing World Record of 12.12s in the semi-finals.

However, 2015 Champion Danielle Williams won the race, with Olympic Champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn following in 12.44s for Silver, while USA’s Keni Harrison took the Bronze in a time of 12.46s.

World Record holder, Amusan, gave it all she had in the Women’s 100m Hurdles final. She said will be back stronger next year after losing the world women’s 100m hurdles crown to Jamaica’s Danielle Williams on Thursday in Budapest.

“A journey getting into the final,” Amusan said in an interview with journalists after the race, despite all she had gone through in the last couple of weeks.

“I just want to say a huge thank you to who has been supporting me through the ups and downs. You all stood by me, kept praying for me,” she added.

“God Bless you all. I am sorry I might have let you all down, but we will back stronger definitely. Yeah, it’s a tough one; nobody likes to lose but considering what I have gone through in the past couple of months, I’m so grateful that I came out.” 

Despite failing to make a podium finish, Amusan remains a world record her in the Women’s 100m Hurdles she set on her way to winning the world title in Oregon,USA.

The Nigerian star can still feature in the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, as Amusan could compete for Team Nigeria in the Women’s 4x100m relays.

Source World Athletics Making of Champions
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