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Camacho-Quinn beats Tobi Amusan at Lausanne Diamond League

Camacho-Quinn beats Tobi Amusan at Lausanne Diamond League

Olympics Champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn got her revenge over Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan to claim victory in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Lausanne Diamond League on Friday.

Camacho-Quinn won the race in a meeting record of 12.34s, beating Amusan to second place with a time of 12.45s.

USA’s Tia Jones came third with a personal best time of 12.47s.

The race was much anticipated as it was the first time Amusan, would be running against the Puerto Rican and USA’s Kendra Harrison after breaking the Word Record at the Word Athletics Championships in Eugune last month.

Amusan had run a time of 12.12s in the semi-final to break Harrison’s world record time of 12.20s in the semi-final, before running a faster time of 12.06s to claim gold, though the time wasn’t legal because the wind reading 2.4m/s was above the legally allowed.

Amusan later went ahead to defend her Commonwealth Games title in Birmingham, UK, setting a games record of 12.30s to claim gold.

While Amusan will not be featuring at the Brussels Diamond League on September 2, which has both Camacho-Quinn and Harrison on the line-up, the trio are expected to go head-to-head again at the Diamond League final in Zurich September 8.

Amusan won last year’s Diamond league final, becoming the first Nigerian to do so.

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