Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan qualified for the women’s 100m hurdles final on Sunday, August 1, 2021 in Tokyo. In the semi-final, Amusan crossed the finish line with a time of 12’62. The final is scheduled for Monday 02 August 2021 at 2:45 GMT.
In the women’s 100m hurdles semi-finals, Tobi Amusant achieved an exceptional feat by qualifying for the final. This is good news for Nigerian athletics in particular and African athletics in general.
Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan, known as Tobi Amusan, born on 23 April 1997 in Ijebu Ode, is a Nigerian athlete specializing in 100-metre hurdles.
The Nigerian athlete won the 200m silver medal and the bronze medal in the long jump at the 2013 African Youth Athletics Championships, followed by the 100m hurdles gold medal at the 2015 African Junior Championships. At the 2015 African Games in Brazzaville, she set a new African junior record of 100m hurdles in 13s 11, before winning the gold medal in 13s 15.
On April 30, 2016, Tobi Amusan made his mark in El Paso, bringing the record to 12.83 seconds and setting a new world junior record. On July 16, 2019, the 100-metre hurdle specialist won the Meeting de Sotteville-lès-Rouen in 12.49 seconds, and improved her personal record by 8 hundredths, achieved the 3rd best world performance of the year, approaching 4 hundredths of the African distance record. At the end of August, Tobi Amusan kept his title at the African Games in Rabat.
This Monday, August 02, 2021 Tobi Amusan has the difficult task of winning a medal in the women’s 100-metre hurdle final. A distinction that will do him good for the rest of his career but also that will be significant for his country Nigeria and for the entire African continent.