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#CWG2022: Tobi Amusan returns to the track, Qualifies For 2022 Commonwealth Games Final (Video)

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Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan returned to the track for the first time since her World Record, storming to yet another easy win in women’s 100m Hurdles at #Birmingham2022, clocking 12.40s (+2.4) to qualify for the final on Sunday.

Commonwealth Games reigning champion and world record holder, Tobiloba Ayomide Amusan was the cynosure of all eyes when the 100m hurdles event started on Friday morning at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Amusan tops round 1- heat 3 final charts with 12.40 seconds, followed closely by Australia’s Michelle Jenneke with 12.63 seconds and Canadian Michelle Harrison who came 3rd on the chart with 12.85 seconds.

The final will hold on Sunday the 7th of August at the same venue.

Amusan made history last month in Oregon, USA at the World Athletics Championships where she ran a new 12.12 seconds World record to win the sprint hurdles title.

The feat made the 25-year-old the first Nigerian to win a World title and the first to set a world record.

The 2021 World Athletics Diamond League trophy winner will be seeking to become the second athlete after Australia’s Sally Pearson (2010, 2014) to successfully defend a sprint hurdles title since the event moved from 80m to 100m in 1970.

She will also be seeking to add the Commonwealth Games record to her rich collection of accomplishments in the event.

The Commonwealth Games record stands at 12.65 seconds set by Jamaica’s Brigitte Foster-Hylton in Melbourne, Australia in 2006, but Amusan as expected finished the heat round one in 12.40 seconds.

Amusan holds the African Games record (12.68), the Nigerian championships record (12.54), and the World Championships and World record (12.12).

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