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Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by fergie001: 4:00am On Jul 25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsynC8egzjg
World Record time...

Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan ran an incredible 12.40 seconds (+1.5m/s) in her opening performance at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA to set a new African record and Nigeria’s fastest time in the history of the competition in the women's 100mH event.

The Nigerian has now made the semifinal of the event three times which is an extension of her record as the only Nigerian female 100m hurdles runner to make the penultimate round of the competition. She finished (14th s.f) in the World Championships in London 2017 and missed the podium, finishing 4th in the same competition 2 years later in Doha, Qatar.

Amusan has also smashed four of the six records, set by the legendary Abia-born Gloria Alozie before she switched allegiance to Spain on July 06, 2001.

1. 100m hurdles: Alozie set an African Games Record by returning 12.74s in the 100m hurdles to beat Nigeria's Angela Atede (Silver - 12.99s) & Senegal's Mame Tacko Diouf (Bronze - 13.02s) in the All-African Games in Johannesburg 1999.

Amusan broke the record 10 years later, twice at the African Games in Rabat 2019. She ran 12.69s at the semi-final and 12.68s to take Gold in the final of the event.

2. 100m hurdles: Alozie claimed Silver in the Sydney2000 Olympics, days after losing a fellow athlete & fiance, Hyginus Anugo. She finished 12.68s with Kazakhstan's Olga Shishigina (Gold - 12.65s) and United States' Melissa Morrison (Bronze - 12.76s) completing the podium. That was the best time by a Nigerian in the Olympics in the women's 100mH event.

Amusan returned 12.60s in the Tokyo2020 Olympics, breaking that record despite finishing fourth in the final.

3. 100m hurdles: Gloria Alozie was African Record Holder running 12.44s on two different occasions. First in Monaco 1998, setting aside Angela Atede's 12.63s set in 1997; and 20 days later, returning same time in Brussels.

4. 100m hurdles: Alozie also returned an African Record time of 12.44s to claim Silver in the IAAF World Championship in Seville 1999, alongside United States' Gail Devers (Gold - 12.37s) and Sweden's Ludmila Engquist (Bronze - 12.47s).

First, Amusan ran the fastest time by a Nigerian in the women's 100mH in Diamond League history. She smashed the African record set in 1998 and became the first and only Nigerian, man or woman to win a Diamond League discipline title in 2021.

Amusan ran 12.42s in Zurich to break the African Record time and win the Diamond League. She also ran 12.41s on June 18, 2022 in the Diamond League meet in Paris to best her own African Record.


Not satisfied, in the World Championships in Eugene on 23/07/2022, Amusan smashed her own African record set last month by returning 12.40s in Heat 3.

In the semi-final of same event held on 24/7/2022, Amusan smashed the World Record time becoming the first Nigerian to set a WR in any event. She clocked 12.12s (+0.9m/s) to erase American's Kendra Harrison's 12.20s set on July 22, 2016.

Harrison finished 2nd in the semi-final, behind Amusan with her second-best time of 12.27s.


AMUSAN now has the fastest time in World Record History with 12.12s.

SHE DID IT ‼️

After breaking the world record in the semis, Tobi Amusan storms to world 100m hurdles title in the final

12.06 (+2.5 m/s)!

SOURCE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYJKkra_KfM
She becomes the first Nigerian to win a World title, as she defeats the previous World Record holder, Harrison and the current Olympic Record holder, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

Amusan is the World Record Holder, National Record Holder and African Record Holder in the women's 100mH event.

She is also the Commonwealth, African, reigning Diamond League and World Champion in the women's 100mH event.


More about Tobi: https://www.nairaland.com/7176839/african-senior-athletics-championship-how#113774112

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by Imortal001(m): 4:05am On Jul 25
Congrat

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by fergie001: 4:12am On Jul 25
Nigeria also finished 4th behind the USA, Jamaica and Germany in the women's 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon 2022. Despite, not getting on the podium, the girls dumped a 30-year African Record.

It was in the 1992 Olympics at the Estadio de Olimpico, Barcelona that the quartet of Beatrice Utondu, Faith Idehen, Christy Opara-Thompson and Mary Onyali-Omagbemi finished with an African Record of 42.39s at the Heats.

The quartet of Joy Chinenye Udo-Gabriel, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha returned a 42.22s at Eugene on 24/07/2022 to eclipse that record despite not been on the podium.

Udo-Gabriel, whose inclusion in the team was questioned by some critics, shut her critics up for the umpteenth time with a well-executed first leg race before handing over to Ofili who sustained the momentum.

Then it was the turn of Chukwuma for the third leg and she did well before handing over to Nwokocha who finished off brilliantly.
Disappointingly, they couldn't make the podium.

Congrats for the National/African Record feat.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by fergie001: 4:14am On Jul 25
lalasticlala mynd44 mukina2

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by Bruno3000(m): 4:16am On Jul 25
Kudos to the lady. She tried. Never underestimate athletes from the south, they rep naija well.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by fergie001: 4:30am On Jul 25
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Nigeria is yet to win a medal in the women’s 4×100 meters at the world championships with fourth place being the country’s best placement in the event to date.

The team made up of Beatrice Utondu, Rufina Ubah, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi, and Christy Opara-Thompson placed fourth at the 1991 edition in Tokyo, Japan while Endurance Ojokolo, Mercy Nku, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi and Chioma Ajunwa also matched the placement at the 2001 edition in Edmonton, Canada.



The legendary Gloria Alozie back in the days....

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by Nemere2020: 4:43am On Jul 25
Congrats......It's Amusan's time and we are living in it.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by Toneypen247(m): 5:20am On Jul 25
Congratulations to her. Keep filling the holes of failure this country has plunged us into cry


Keep winning queen.





Kindly check my signature below.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by Joezinho: 5:23am On Jul 25
Congratulations Omoluabi...

Ese also picked a silver medal. Congratulations to both ladies.

E go pain me if Buhari call these ladies Sha.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by etokhana: 6:03am On Jul 25
First ever........Nice one.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by fergie001: 6:36am On Jul 25
dfrost kyase, my babe lose jareh!

She don come house/
Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by fergie001: 6:58am On Jul 25
Nigeria and Africa's record holder, Ese Brume claimed Silver in the long jump event. She jumped 7.02m at her third attempt to.

She placed second behind German Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo, who continued her dominance in the women’s long jump by soaring to a second successive World Championship gold with a final leap of 7.12 metres on Sunday.

The silver medal, achieved with a leap of 7.02m, was an improvement for Brume, who had won a bronze medal last time out at the World Championship in Doha, 2019, losing to Mihambo.

Brazil’s Leticia Oro Melo took bronze with 6.89m.

Mihambo also beat Brume to gold at the Tokyo Olympics.


Brume holds the Africa Record with 7.17m in May 2021after eclipsing Chioma Ajunwa's gold-winning 7.12m set at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by dfrost: 7:00am On Jul 25
fergie001:
dfrost kyase, my babe lose jareh!

She don come house/

No be dat one wey talk say make you carry. Sade na my own be dat. I'll prefer the loss. Thank you.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by Kyase(m): 7:01am On Jul 25
fergie001:
dfrost kyase, my babe lose jareh!

She don come house/

Eyah
Sorry boss
She been Dey miss you

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by Kyase(m): 7:02am On Jul 25
dfrost:


No be dat one wey talk say make you carry. N my own be dat. I'll prefer the loss. Thank you.
lol
Na fight? grin

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by Fkmodhi: 7:02am On Jul 25
Congratulations

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by MorataFC: 7:11am On Jul 25
Congrats ma

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by walozanga(m): 7:11am On Jul 25
Good news

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by phemmyfour: 7:11am On Jul 25
Gold at last

Brume with silver in long jump

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by princeade86(m): 7:12am On Jul 25
Great

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by majamajic(m): 7:12am On Jul 25
Nice

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by lightheart(m): 7:13am On Jul 25
Awesome feat! shocked

Congratulations.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by Samskid310(m): 7:14am On Jul 25
Buhari waiting to borrow out of the $100k cash prize

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by mascot87(m): 7:14am On Jul 25
Yoruba Amaka cool

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by MRNIGERDoxx(m): 7:17am On Jul 25
This is great news for Nigeria - WORLDWIDE.

More of it to come.

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by jeff1993: 7:17am On Jul 25
Very nice of her .... Good work!!

But I have a question .... Why are Nigeria female athletes not good looking?

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by ahaika23: 7:17am On Jul 25
Congrats to her for making Nigeria have a good name globally. We need more of these positives and not Drug peddlers contesting for offices

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by blamingthedevil: 7:18am On Jul 25
God Bless Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan
God Bless Omoluabis
God Bless Incoming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
God Bless President Buhari
God Bless Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Re: Amusan Is World Champion, As Nigerian Quartet Breaks 30-Year African Record by dfrost: 7:21am On Jul 25
Kyase:
lol
Na fight? grin

No be fight joor. How baba fergie no wan comot eye for that Sade matter till now baffles me lipsrsealed

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