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Tobi Amusan sets the world record for the 100-meter hurdles to become the first Nigerian to ever win gold (video)

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Tobi Amusan of Nigeria accomplished a tremendous feat at the World Championships by being the first Nigerian woman to ever win gold in the women’s 100-meter hurdles.

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On Monday, July 25, in the early morning hours of the tournament in Eugene, Oregon, Amusan also smashed the world record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles semifinals.

She initially attracted notice when she ran a phenomenal 12.40 seconds in the opening round of the match on Saturday (Sunday morning in Nigeria).

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Amusan then went one further by winning the semifinal race with an astounding 12.12 seconds, pushing his lead even further.

She was also the only female runner from Nigeria in the 100-meter hurdles event to advance to the competition’s penultimate round.

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In the final, Amusan broke her own record once more by finishing in 12.06 seconds, but that time was later disqualified because the wind speed was too high.

Watch a video of the competition below,

In other news, Nigeria also won her first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, thanks to powerlifter, Latifat Tijani.

Latifat came top place in the women’s 45kg powerlifting on Thursday, August 26, after defeating China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.

She was a gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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