Tobi Amusan will be hoping she can get on the podium in the women's 100m Hurdles

Reigning Commonwealth Games Champion in the 100m Hurdles, Tobi Amusan, held her own to finish 2nd to World Record (WR) holder Kendra Harrison at the 2018 Drake Relays which held on Saturday in Des Moines, USA.

With both hurdlers competing for Adidas, the American took win after storming to an impressive time of 12.37s (2.5 m/s) as her Nigerian counterpart followed in 12.61s. Kori Carter settled for 3rd with 12.81s as Jasmin Stowers finished 4th (12.85s).

Meanwhile Gold Coast 2018 Silver medallist in the men’s Shot put, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi finished 4th in the men’s Shot put event that was won by USA’s Ryan Crouser with a throw of 22.01m.

Reigning World Indoor and outdoor champion, Tom Walsh followed in 2nd with a best mark of 21.82m, while Curtis Jensen placed 3rd with 21.18m.

The Nigerian thrower saved the best for last, having opened his competition with 20.28m, then recording 19.69m at his second attempt. His third throw landed at 20.54m, fourth at 20.15m, and fifth at 20.35m. He then ended his outing with a best mark of 20.64m.

Earlier this month, the 25-year old dug deep to set a Personal Best of 21.14m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Yemi Olus is a Senior Sports Writer and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games and IAAF World Championships. She has also freelanced for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and currently hosts a weekly Track and Field column in the Vanguard Newspaper.


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