Nigerian Super athlete and world record holder in 100 meters hurdle once again showed why she is called the queen of 100 meters huddle, as she shake off the shackle of disappointments at the world athletic championship in August this year.
The Nigeria’s track sensation, secured victory in the 100m hurdles event at the Diamond League held in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
This achievement marked her third consecutive Diamond League championship. Amusan triumphed with a stunning time of 12.33 seconds, outpacing Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quin, who finished in 12.38 seconds. The Nigerian athlete achieved a season’s best time of 12.33 seconds to claim victory in the women’s 100m hurdles. US athlete Kendra Harrison finished third in
In 2021, the Nigerian sprinter made history by winning her first Diamond League Trophy with a time of 12.42 seconds, followed by a triumph in Zurich last year with a time of 12.29 seconds.
This achievement comes after Amusan faced a suspension for doping violations by the Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU). Although she initially missed three tests in 12 months, she was ultimately cleared of any violations just three days before the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
Regrettably, she couldn’t defend her title in Budapest, finishing sixth in the final at the National Athletics Centre in Hungary. Undeterred, the 27-year-old vowed to come back ‘stronger and better.’
Amusa displayed high level of determination and hunger for victory. She has now become the first African Athlete to win the diamond league 3 times in that category.
The queen of hurdle first won the title in 2021 when she ran a 12.42s African record to become the first Nigerian to win a Diamond league.
She went ahead to prove doubters wrong when she successfully defended her title in 2022, running a new world record of 12.29s in Zurich, Switzerland. And on Sunday 17th of September, she made it a heart trick of wins in Eugene Oregon, as she ran 12.33s.
SOURCE: Sports Today