The women’s 100m hurdles world record set by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Athletics Championships Oregon has been ratified by World Athletics and entered into the record books, Boldsportsng reports.
Amusan who has had an impressive season took her game to the next level in Eugene where she set an African record of 12:40s in the heat before smashing the previous world record set by United States sprinter Kendra Harrison in London in 2016 with a run of 12:12s in the semi-final before claiming gold at the event with a wind-assisted 12.06s in the final.
The gold medal and the world record came as a relief for the 25-year-old who has been in the doldrums of the sport having finished fourth at the 2020 Olympics as well as finishing fourth at the world Athletics Championships in Doha.
After her record breaking feat in Eugene, Amusan went on to claim gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and also coming first at the calendar ending Diamond League in Zurich where she sprinted to a time of 12.29s, a new meet record.
Other athletes who also had their records ratified by World Athletics alongside Amusan include Sydney McLaughlin who clocked 50.68s in the Women’s world 400m hurdles, Mondo Duplantis cleared 6.21m in the Men’s world pole vault event in Eugene to break the record he set in 2020 while Botswana broke the Men’s world U-20 100m record with a time of 9.94s. The 19-year-old did go even faster at the World Athletics U20 Championships Cali 22 at the start of August, running 9.91s to win gold. That time is awaiting ratification.