Budapest 2023: Tobi Amusan Reaches 100m Hurdles Semis

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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.

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.

Source World Athletics
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