Nigeria’s poster girl in the women’s 100m Hurdles, Tobi Amusan has qualified for the semifinal of the event after running a dominant race in Heat 3 at the Tokyo Olympics.

Amusan, the 2018 Commonwealth GOLD medallist, did not look so smooth coming off the blocks, but once she got into her rhythm, she did just enough to take the victory in a time of 12.72s over Jamaica’s Yanique Thompson who finished second with 12.74s.

The medal hopeful qualified as the 6th overall fastest amongst all the heats as her collegiate rival and fastest woman in the world over the event this year, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was fastest with 12.41.

The semifinal comes up by 11:45 am on Day 3 of athletics at the Tokyo Olympics.

Deji is one of the leading Athletics journalists in Nigeria as he possesses a deep passion for PR and branding athletes. He has extensively covered a wide range of sporting competitions, both within and outside Nigeria, with a particular focus on showcasing African Sports Stories. In addition to his journalistic prowess, he is well-versed in Sports Management and Marketing.


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