Tobi Amusan Qualifies For 100m Hurdles Final At World Athletics Championships

World Champion Tobi Amusan has continued her title defence on a strong note after qualifying for the Women’s 100m Hurdles final at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

The World Record holder, running in lane seven, finished first in Heat 2 of the semi-final with a time of 12.56s to automatically confirm her place in the final scheduled for Thursday night.

Despite having a slow start, the Nigerian athlete recovered in time to finish ahead of reigning NCAA Champion – Jamacian Achkara Nungent 12.60s and Dutch Nadine Visser 12.62s.

Title contenders Kendra Harrison, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Nia Ali posted a time of 12.33s, 12.41s, and 12.49s respectively.

Amusan who is the world record holder in the event is seeking to defend the title she won last year in Oregon.

The women’s 100m Hurdles final will hold on Thursday at 8:22pm Nigerian time.

Amusan was cleared last week by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after fears had emerged that the sprint champion would not be cleared in time to defend her title at the championship in Budapest.

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