Tobi Amusan won the women’s 100m hurdles race in Eugene, Oregon, to become the first Nigerian athlete to win a gold medal at a World Athletics Championship.
Amusan crossed the finish line at Hayward Field in an astounding 12.06 seconds after breaking the world record in the semi-final with a time of 12.12.
However, an unlawful tailwind of 2.5 meters per second, would prevent her win from being recognized as a world record.
Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico had to settle for bronze as Britany Anderson of Jamaica took silver in 12.23 seconds.
In the semi-finals, Amusan broke the previous record, held by American Kendra Harrison since 2016 with a time of 12.20 seconds, setting a stunning world record.
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