Amusan finished 2019 with the 5th best time in the world in the women's 100m Hurdles.

Tobi Amusan competed at the Mt. SAC Relays in the women’s 100mH, powering through to take 3rd in the event with a Season’s Best (SB) of 12.61s (2.0m/s). This is coming after she sailed to an equal Personal Best (PB) of 12.48s, the second fastest time in the world at the Pure Athletics Elite Sprint Meet.

Meanwhile, Kendra Harrison came through for the win in an equal SB of 12.48s ahead of Cindy Sember who after her battles with injury, broke ground to a new PB of 12.53s. In 4th place was Devyne Charlton in a new Bahamian National Record (NR) of 12.61s, while 400m but Sydney McLaughlin also got up to speed with a new PB.

At the same competition, the Nigerian duo of Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Dotun Ogundeji competed in the men’s Shot Put, posting impressive marks in the process. Enekwechi, the NR holder finished 3rd with a mark 20.97m, followed closely by Dotun Ogundeji at an SB of 20.77m. The event was won by Darrell Hill with an SB of 22.34m, while Josh Awotunde placed 2nd with 21.68m (PB).

Having won all of her 100m races in 2021, Aniekeme Etim placed 3rd at the Aggie Invitational in Texas with a wind-aided 11.45s behind Ackera Nugent who won in 11.21s and Immanuela Aliu in 11.44s.

Her teammate Meyiwa Ineh also competed at the Invitational, taking just two attempts and reaching 7.68m (2.6) in his only legal attempt to win the men’s Long Jump ahead of Algirdas Strelciunas at 7.24m (4.2).

Athletics is a special shade of life for me, and my confidence has received a boost since I started out covering the sport from the stands of my home, and now as a Junior Sportswriter with Making of Champions - an opportunity to get better at what I do.


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