Amusan Secures Her Third Consecutive Diamond League Trophy with a Victory in 2023

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Oluwatobiloba Ayomide “Tobi Express” Amusan secured victory in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Diamond League event held in Eugene, Oregon, USA, on Sunday evening.

She triumphed in a thrilling race, crossing the finish line in a remarkable 12.33 seconds, claiming her third consecutive Diamond League title.

The Diamond League, renowned for its elite track and field competitions, comprises fourteen of the most prestigious invitational athletic meetings globally. It ranks among the top-tier one-day competitions in World Athletics.

It’s worth recalling that in 2021, Amusan set an African record with a time of 12.42 seconds at the Weltklasse Zürich event, earning her a gold medal. In 2022, she successfully defended her title with a time of 12.29 seconds.

Despite a provisional suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit due to three whereabouts failures, which was lifted just hours before the World Championships in Budapest, “Express” delivered a stellar performance in Eugene, where she had set the world record’s fastest time of 12.12 seconds the previous year.

Notably, Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold and silver medalists, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Kendra Harrison (a former world record-holder), secured second and third place, respectively, in the competition.

 

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