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Tobi Amusan retains Diamond League Trophy, breaks meeting record

Tobi Amusan retains Diamond League Trophy, breaks meeting record

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan soared high again, winning the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich on Thursday.

The 25-year-old retained the Diamond League Trophy she won last year in Zurich, when she became the first Nigerian athlete to claim the coveted trophy.

Amusan won in a Meeting Record time of 12.29s to claim victory against a star-studded track which featured Olympics Champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, former World Record holder Kendra Harrison, former World Champion Lia Ali and European Champion Pia Skrzyszowska.

The race was highly anticipated with many expecting a great competition between the Nigerian and Camacho-Quinn after the Nigerian defeated the Olympics champion to claim the World Championships gold in Eugene, USA – Camacho-Quinn’s only loss this season going into the race.

The 25-year-old had also added the Commonwealth Games gold medal to her kitty after the World Championships, winning in a Games Record time of 12.30s.

It was the world champion who had a great start, flying out of the blocks ahead of the chasing pack.

The good start was enough for Amusan to claim victory, breaking the Meeting Record of 12.39s set by Gail Devers of USA 22 years ago.

USA’s Tia Jones placed second in 12.40s, while Jamaica’s Brittany Anderson was third in 12.42s.

It was a disappointing race for Camacho-Quinn, finishing fourth in a time of 12.49s.

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