Amusan wins Nigeria’s first ever Diamond League trophy

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Tobi Amusan has become the first Nigerian athlete ever to win a World Athletics Diamond League trophy as she placed first in the women’s 100 meters hurdles final.

The 24-year-old clocked 12.42 seconds today to crash Gloria Alozie’s 23-year-old national record and become Africa’s fastest hurdler in women’s category.

She overcame the disappointment of finishing fourth in the Tokyo Olympics to end the year on a high.

Amusan was drawn in lane three and expertly took advantage of the absence of Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, the reigning Olympics champion, and USA’s Kendra Harrisson, the world record holder, to grab the diamond trophy in Weltklasse, Zurich.

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