Tobi Amusan, the new world record holder in the women’s 100 meters hurdles, qualified for the final of the women’s 100 meters hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday.
Amusan raced to a massive 12.40s to dominate Round 1 Heat 3 to qualify for Sunday’s final.
The world champion has the chance to defend her Commonwealth Games title, which she won in 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.
However, she will have to keep out the competition from the Jamaican duo Danielle Williams, Megan Tapper, the English Cindy Sembre, Michelle Jenneke from Australia and Devynne Charlton from the Bahamas.
It was the 25-year-old’s first race since her record-breaking performance in Oregon, United States, last month.
Amusan started the 2022 season in fine form, winning the 2022 Diamond League event in Paris, setting an African record with 0.01s with a time of 12.41s.
She followed that up with another stellar performance when she won the gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the 2022 African Championships in Mauritius, successfully defending her title with a time of 12.57s. She also competed in the women’s 4×100m and won gold.
Later in 2022, she took part in a Diamond League meeting and finished second with a time of 12.60s, behind Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn.
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