It was a giant feat for Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan at the World Championships as she becomes the first Nigerian to ever win gold in the women’s 100m hurdles.
In the competition held in Eugene, Oregon, in the early hours of Monday, July 25, Amusan also broke the world record in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m hurdles.
She initially caught the attention of people after running an incredible 12.40 seconds in the first round of the game on Saturday (Sunday morning in Nigeria).
Amusan then took it a step further by running an unbelievable 12.12 seconds in the semifinals, thus emerging the winner of that round.
She was also the only Nigerian female 100m hurdles runner to make the penultimate round of the competition.
Amusan then smashed her own record again in the finale by running 12.06 seconds but it was later ruled ineligible as the wind speed exceeded the legal limit.
Watch a video of the competition below,
Tobi Amusan has done it again!!!
Another World Record!!!
Nigeria’s first ever World Title!! pic.twitter.com/gjIQIWnqDi
— Optimus Maximus (@femii_p) July 25, 2022
Latifat came top place in the women’s 45kg powerlifting on Thursday, August 26, after defeating China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.
She was a gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.