The 12.12 seconds world record time set by 100m hurdles semifinals sprinter, Tobi Amusan at the World Athletics 2022 Championships which was held in Oregon, United States has been ratified by the World Athletics. The 25-year-old Nigerian came into the spotlight after setting an African record of 12.40 seconds in the 100m hurdles heat. The following day, she ran 12.12 (0.9m/s) in the semifinals and broke the previous world record of 12.20 seconds which was set in London in 2016 by USA’s Kendra Harrison.
Nigerian World champion, Tobi Amusan has defended her title by winning the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Amusan retained her win by running a Games record of 12.30 secs setting another record as well, and becoming the first world champion to win gold and the first Nigerian athlete to do the same at the Alexender Stadium on 7th August 2022.
Nigeria, on Saturday, won its first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK. Adijat Adenike Olarinoye recorded a total of 203kg in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event to win Nigeria’s first gold medal in the games. Before winning the medal, Olarinoye had set two records in 10 minutes, lifting 90kg and 92kg in the Snatch category of women’s 55kg Weightlifting event.
Ese Brume has sealed a place in the final of the Long Jump event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Brume hit the automatic qualification mark, leaping a distance of 6.81m (+0.3) on her second attempt. World champion Oluwatobiloba Amusan posted the fastest time in Round 1 Heat of the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which was concluded this morning.