Nigerian hurdler Tobi Amusan bounced back from a disappointing outing at the World Championships to win her third consecutive Diamond League title in the women’s 100m hurdles.
Amusan had been the favorite to win gold in Budapest, but she finished sixth in the final. However, she showed great resilience to come back and win the Diamond League title in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday.
Amusan clocked a season-best time of 12.33 seconds to beat a strong field that included Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Kenya’s Kendra Harrison.
This is Amusan’s third consecutive Diamond League title, making her the second woman in history to achieve this feat. She is also the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League title in any event.
Danielle Williams of Jamaica who dethroned Amusan in Budapest finished fourth in 12.47
The athletic season has been a torrid one for Amusan but she emphatically proved on Sunday she is arguably the best sprint hurdler in the world.
The sweet victory in Oregon brings a triumphant close to what has been a difficult summer for Amusan.
The world record holder made history in 2021 when she ran a 12.42 African record to become the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League title.
For those who thought it was a fluke, Amusan went on to successfully defend her title the following year, setting a new 12.29 Weltklasse meeting record in Zurich, Switzerland.
And on Sunday, Amusan completed a hat trick of victories with a season-best time of 12.33 seconds in Eugene, Oregon.
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Amusan’s victory is a testament to her talent and determination. She is one of the best hurdlers in the world, and she has now proven that she can perform at her best even after a setback.
Amusan’s performance is also a boost for Nigerian athletics. She is one of the country’s most successful athletes, and she is helping to inspire a new generation of Nigerian athletes to achieve great things.
Congratulations to Tobi Amusan on her third consecutive Diamond League title!