Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan has become the first Nigerian athlete in history to win a Diamond League Trophy, storming to victory in the women’s 100m Hurdles in Zurich.
At the climax of the 2021 meeting, Amusan delivered in style, shattering Nigeria’s Glory Alozie’s African record of 12.44s and running a new personal best of 12.42s (+0.4) to win the race.
The Nigerian hurdles star emerged a clear winner, with Visser running a new national record of 12.51s to finish 2nd, just as Jamaica’s Megan Taper settled for 3rd place in 12.55s, two-hundredths off her personal best of 12.53s which she ran in Tokyo.
This win comes as some sort of respite for Amusan who wept in disappointment after missing out on a podium finish in Tokyo, finishing 4th.
An uncontrollable Amusan, draped in the Nigerian flag couldn’t contain her emotions, letting it all out on the track, knowing she has become the fastest African athlete in history.
Racing along side Netherlands’ Nadine Visser for the second the time in one week, Amusan got the better of her Dutch rival after both were inseparable in Brussels clocking an identical 12.69s.
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