Commonwealth Games: Tobi Amusan qualifies for 100m hurdles final
New world record holder of the women’s 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan, on Friday qualified for the final of the women’s 100m hurdles at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Amusan raced to a massive 12.40s to dominate Round 1 Heat 3 to qualify for Sunday’s final.
The world champion has the chance to defend her Commonwealth Games title, which she won in 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Still, she will have to fend off competition from Jamaican duo Danielle Williams, Megan Tapper, England’s Cindy Sembre, Michelle Jenneke of Australia, and Devynne Charlton of Bahamas.
It was the 25-year-old’s first race since her record-breaking appearance in Oregon, United States, last month.
Amusan began the 2022 season in fine form, winning the 2022 Diamond League event in Paris, where she set an African record by 0.01s with a time of 12.41s.
She followed that up with another great performance when she won the gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the 2022 African Championships in Mauritius, defending her title successfully with a time of 12.57s. She also competed in the women’s 4×100m and won gold.
Later in 2022, she competed in a Diamond League meet, finishing second with a time of 12.60s, behind Olympic champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn.