Budapest 2023: Tobi Amusan Qualifies For World Athletics Championship 100m Final

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Reigning world champion, Tobi Amusan has qualified for the final of the 100-meter Hurdle at the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Budapest on Wednesday.

Amusan won the second semifinal with a time of 12.56 seconds to qualify for the final billed for Thursday evening.

Despite a slow start, the Tobi Amusan recovered in time, clocking 12.56s to finish ahead of Jamaican Achkara Nungent’s 12.60 seconds and Dutch Nadine Visser’s 12.62 seconds.

Meanwhile, former world record holder Kendra Harrison of the United States won the first semifinal race in 12.33s.

Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn took Heat 3 in 12.41s, ahead of Nia Ali in 12.49s.

Tobi Amusan will hope to defend her title in the final slated for Thursday, August 24.

Amusan had earlier said she is firmly focused on winning a second consecutive women’s 100m hurdles title at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

“I am just thankful I am here in Budapest and able to race, using my talent,” Tobi Amusan said after the first race.

According to her “It has not been the best, but I am here. I tried to stay as relaxed as possible (through the uncertainty) and do what my coach tells me. So, here I am.”


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