Famous Nigerian sprint hurdler, Tobi Amusan will today, August 22, defend her 100m women’s hurdles title at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Amusan will at exactly 6:12 pm (GMT +1) Nigerian time, begin the sport at the National Athletics Centre in Budapest.
The 26-year-old has been in a lighthearted mood after she was given the go-ahead to compete at the Championship last week by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) following a Whereabouts Failure Charge.
Amusan who hails from Ogun-State had been drawn to run in lane four of the final heat in the first round.
Amusan will seek to be one of the four definite qualifiers for the semi-finals. She will be competing with Olympics bronze medal winner, Megan Tapper of Jamaica in the heat.
At the previous edition of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, US, she began the competition with a 12.40 African record before breaking the 12.20 world record set by Kendra Harrison in 2016 with an incredible and awestruck 12.12 run.
Amusan afterwards, went ahead to win a historic gold medal in the final race to become the first Nigerian world outdoor champion, to the joy of Nigerians, home and abroad.
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