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Diamond League Win African Record Thrills Amusan

Diamond League Win African Record Thrills Amusan

Tobi Amusan is delighted to have made history as the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League trophy.

The 24-year-old, who missed out on a medal in the 100m hurdles at the Olympics in Tokyo, ran the race of her life to win her event, clocking 12.42secs to break the 23-year-old African record held by 2000 Olympic silver medallist Glory Alozie.

Tidesports source reports that Dutch athlete Visser Nadine ran a National Record and PB of 12.51secs to place second, while Tapper Megan of Jamaica finished third in 12.55secs.

“It’s great, it is a great feeling,” the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist said.

“Looking back, I did not win a medal at the Olympics. It was a very challenging time for me afterwards, but I never gave up, and I came out here and I was like if I did not get a medal in Tokyo, the least I can do is to get a Diamond League Trohy.

“The hurdles is a very mental event, and my coach is always telling me I need to focus on myself and execute.

“Once you execute, you don’t have a problem going over the hurdles. I’m glad I came out with a win. I have one more meeting in Zagreb, and I can go take the season off. I am really looking forward to it.”

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