Tobi Amusan’s ranking takes a hit, drops eight places in WA rankings

Amusan's ranking takes a hit, drops eight places in WA rankings

Tobi Amusan’s recent performances on the tracks has seen the World 100m hurdles record holder drop eight places in the women’s overall weekly rankings released by World Athletics.

She went from being ranked 25th to now sitting at 33rd in the women’s overall weekly rankings while slipping from second to third in the hurdles event.

Amusan, who was ranked the fifth best in the world at the beginning of the year and held the number one spot in her event after her impressive victory at the World Athletics Championships last year, has now slipped from second to third place in the hurdles event.

The 26-year-old, who lost her world title last month in Budapest, Hungary, will attempt a historic title defence this weekend in the Wanda Diamond League.

Amusan will thus not only be looking to win in Oregon and become the second woman in Diamond League history, after Dawn Nelson-Harper, to win a hat-trick of 100m hurdles gold, but also to reclaim her number one ranking in her event.

The Nigerian, who has 1414 total points, will have to run close to her world record time of 12.12 seconds if she is to overtake Olympic champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (with 1437 points), who currently leads the standings, while former world record holder, Kendra Harrison is second with a point haul of 1420.

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