Nigerian hurdler Tobi Amusan has set a new African Record at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States.
Amusan ran a record time of 12.40s to win heat 3 of the semi-final for 100 metre Hurdles. She has now broken the African record three times in ten months (12.42secs in Zurich, 12.41secs in Paris and 12.40secs in Eugene).
After the race, Amusan wrote on her Facebook page: “God is working His purpose out. 12.42s—>12.41s—>12.40s
“Glad to have broken the African Record THREE times. 😂😂😂 I don’t know why it’s coming by 0.01s each time.
“I am trusting God through the rounds! ”
She also surpassed Glory Alozie’s record of 12.44s at the Championship and is in a good form to become the second Nigerian woman to win a medal at the Championships since Alozie who won a silver medal in Seville, Spain in 1999.
The 25 year-old was could not make the podium at the World Championships in Doha and Olympic Games in Tokyo, finishing fourth at both outings.