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Tobi Amusan breaks women’s 60m hurdles African record in Astana

Tobi Amusan breaks women’s 60m hurdles African record in Astana

Nigeria’s track and field star, Tobi Amusan, continued her impressive form in Astana, Kazakhstan, by claiming victory in the women’s 60m hurdles final. 

The 2022 world 100m hurdles champion and World record holder not only won the race, but also shattered the African record with a blistering time of 7.77s, marking a personal best for her in the shorter distance.

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Amusan’s dominance was evident from the outset as she effortlessly led the heats with a comfortable-looking 7.91 seconds, showcasing her controlled speed and technical prowess. In the final, she unleashed a powerful second half of the race, leaving her competitors in her wake.

Amusan celebrating her win in Astana

The final race was a thrilling display of athleticism, with Amusan facing stiff competition from seasoned hurdlers. USA’s two-time world indoor 60m hurdles champion, Nia Ali, pushed Amusan hard, clocking a respectable 7.89 seconds. Ireland’s Sarah Lavin also put up a valiant effort, setting a second personal best of the day at 7.91 seconds, after her 7.93 in the heats.

However, Amusan’s sheer determination and impeccable technique proved too much for her rivals, going on to break the African record of 7.82s set by Gloria Alozie 25 years ago.

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