Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan was one of the favourites heading into the women’s 100mH final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, having done a Personal Best (PB) 12.48s to win her heat, a time that stands as the fastest time ever done in a women’s 100mH heat at the World Championships.

She replicated that performance in the semifinals, finishing on top in the same time. In the final, the African Champion running from lane seven started out her race in 7th place and finished explosively, just nipped on the line by pre-championships favourite, Danielle Williams who got 3rd in 12.47s.

Amusan placed 4th in her first World Championships final with a time of 12.49s while the United States finished with gold and silver, Nia Ali getting on top of the podium with  a flourish in a Personal Best (PB) of 12.34s as World Record holder, Kendra Harrison finished 2nd in 12.46s.

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