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Tobi Amusan Makes History as World’s Fastest Woman in 100m Hurdles!

Nigerian sprinter Tobi Amusan has etched her name in history, becoming the world’s fastest woman! In the 100m hurdles at the 2024 Jamaica Athletics Invitational, Tobi set a record of 12.40s (0.9), defeating Jamaican and reigning world champion, Danielle Williams, who came second in a run of 12.46s and American Christina Clemens who finished third in 12.54s.

In the early stages of the race, Tobi trailed behind Danielle and America’s Nia Ali. However, she displayed exceptional speed and surged ahead in the final stretch, not only winning the race but surpassing the previous world-leading time of 12.42 seconds set by Tonea Marshall of the USA in April.

Tobi Amusan

The Nigerian sporting community celebrated with Sports Minister John Enoh taking to his social media platform to congratulate Amusan on her phenomenal achievement.

He wrote : Take your flowers Tobi Amusan, you stormed to an emphatic win in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational, clocking a time of 12.40s (0.9), a World Lead time!

You defeated World Champion Danielle Williams, who came 2nd in 12.46s, while Christina Clemons was 3rd in 12.54s.

Tobi, you keep making our country proud. Paris Olympics is around the corner, your performance gives us hope just like others, that Nigeria is set to break a jinx. Keep soaring, we are proud of you.

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