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World Championships: Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan sets World Record


The women's 100-meter hurdles world record was broken by Nigerian Tobi Amusan in the semifinals of the world track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon. Nearly two hours later, she won the final by moving even faster.

Amusan, who finished fourth at the 2018 world championships and the Tokyo Olympics, ran 12.12 seconds in the semifinals on Sunday at Hayward Field.


She won the final in 12.06 seconds, but with too much momentum for a record. Britany Anderson of Jamaica claimed silver, followed by Olympic gold champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico.