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.

There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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