World Athletics Ratifies Amusan’s 100m Hurdles Record
The World Athletics have ratified Tobi Amusan’s world record of 12.12s (0.9) set at the 2022 World Championship in Oregon USA.
The athletics body made the announcement on their website on Tuesday. The development confirms her as the first Nigerian athlete to hold a world record.
Amusan ran the time in the semi-finals at the World Championship to improve the world record of 12.20s, set by USA’s Kendra Harrison in London in 2016.
She then followed that with a windy 12.06 (2.5m/s) to win the final.
Aside Amusan, three other world records were ratified by the World Athletics.
“The world records set by Tobi Amusan, Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 have been ratified. Amusan’s 12.12 in the women’s 100m hurdles semifinals, Duplantis’s 6.21m in the men’s pole vault final and McLaughlin’s 50.68 in the women’s 400m hurdles final are all now officially in the record books, as is the world U20 mark of 9.94 set by Letsile Tebogo in the men’s 100m heats. McLaughlin’s was the first of the senior records to fall at this year’s World Athletics Championships, the US 23-year-old obliterating her own previous world record with a time of 50.68.It is the fourth world 400m hurdles record of McLaughlin’s career following her 51.90 at the 2021 US Olympic Trials, 51.46 at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and 51.41 achieved at this year’s US Championships. That 51.41 has also now been ratified,” part of the World Athletic statement read.