Nigeria’s Athlete Tobi Amusan has qualified for the final of the 100m hurdles event at the ongoing World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Despite a slow start, Amusan won the second semi-final with a time of 12:56 seconds in lane seven.
Ackera Nugent took an early lead before Amusan snatched the victory at the finish line.
The reigning NCAA Champion, who ran 12.60 seconds, eventually settled for second place, which was also good enough for automatic qualification to the final.
Amusan, the world record holder in the event, is looking to defend the title she won last year in Oregon.
Though the build-up to the World Championships has been difficult for Amusan, she remains determined to show that her performance last year was not a fluke.
Amusan also won her Heat 5 race on Wednesday, and she is now raring to go for Thursday’s final race.
The usual suspects who will be giving Amusan a run for her money in the final also advanced on Wednesday.
Kendra Harrison won the first semifinal race in 12.33 seconds, while Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won Heat 3 in 12.41 seconds, ahead of Nia Ali in 12.49 seconds.
Many believe Amusan is saving her best for last, as her competitors appear to have all posted faster times in Budapest than she had in her previous two races.
Amusan, in her characteristic manner, states that she is not under any pressure and is ready to take each race as it comes.
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Amusan will return to the track on Thursday night to defend the world title she won in Eugene, United States, last year.
The 26-year-old will compete against seven other elite runners in a final showdown expected to be a tough one.