Tobi Amusan, Nigeria’s brightest hope for a medal at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, delivered an outstanding performance in the women’s 100m hurdles on Tuesday.
She finished first in Heat 5 with a time of 12.48 seconds, securing her spot in the semi-finals. Her time is the third fastest among all the heats.
In Heat 3, Kendra Harrison of the United States recorded the fastest time of 12.24 seconds, followed by Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas with a time of 12.44 seconds.
Tobi was among the eight athletes competing in Heat 5, alongside talented athletes from the Netherlands, Jamaica, Australia, Japan, Cyprus, Liberia, and Slovenia.
With four top finishers from each heat automatically qualifying for the semi-finals, Tobi has a great chance to defend her historic gold medal from last year’s Championships.
Having successfully defended her titles at the national, continental, and international levels, Tobi now has the opportunity to defend the only title she hasn’t defended in her career.