Budapest 2023: Tobi Amusan Reaches 100m Hurdles Semis
Reigning World champion and World Record Holder Tobi Amusan of Nigeria won her qualifying heat in the women’s 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest on Tuesday, securing a spot in the semi-finals of the event.
Amusan was drafted into Heat 5 alongside Olympic Bronze medallist Megan Tapper of Jamaica. The Nigerian did not get a quick start but was able to get to her rhythm and still had enough time to ease to the finish line in a time of 12.48s ahead of Tapper (12.51s). Michelle Jenneke of Australia finished third in 12.71s.
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The World Champion’s time was the third-fastest overall in the heats. She will return on Wednesday for the semifinals. Amusan was Nigeria’s sole representative on Day 4 of the World Athletics Championship.
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) provisionally suspended the Nigerian last month due to three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period, but the decision was overturned by the AIU’s disciplinary tribunal panel.