Nigerian Athlete Amusan Wins Third Consecutive Diamond League Title
Nigeria’s World Record holder Tobi Amusan has emerged winner of the Diamond League trophy for a third consecutive time, finishing in a time of 12.33 seconds to claim victory in the 100m Hurdles event in Oregon, USA.
Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn finished second in a time of 12.38a, while American Keni Harrison was third in 12.44s. Danielle Williams of Jamaica, who dethroned Amusan in Budapest, finished fourth in 12.47s.
Amusan, with Sunday’s remarkable performance, has now made history as the second woman in Diamond League history after Dawn Nelson-Harper to win a hat-trick of 100m hurdles titles.
The win has come after a disappointing outing in Budapest, Hungary during the World Athletics Championships. Interestingly, Sunday’s win has come for Amusan in Oregon where she won the world title in 2022 and also set a World Record in the process.
The victory in Oregon brings a triumphant close to what has been a difficult summer for Amusan. She was left shattered in the build-up to the World Athletics Championships in Budapest after she was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), for whereabouts failures.
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However, Amusan was cleared by a disciplinary tribunal on the eve of the meet’s kick-off. The Nigerian uncharacteristically finished sixth in the 100m hurdles final in Budapest.
With a better frame of mind to prepare, Amusan came out in brilliant form on Sunday to win her third Diamond League trophy in spectacular fashion.
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