Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan, has emerged winner of the Diamond League trophy for an astonishing third consecutive time.
Amusan with a time of 12.33 seconds, at Oregon in the United States on Sunday night, emerged winner of the fiercely-contested 100 metres hurdles event.
The win came after a disappointing outing in Budapest, Hungary, during the World Athletics Championships.
Amusan, with Sunday’s performance, has now made history as the second woman in Diamond League history after Dawn Nelson-Harper to win a hat-trick of 100m hurdles titles.
The Nigerian sprinter won the world title in Oregon last year and also set a world record in the process.
For Sunday’s race, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico finished second in 12.38, while American Keni Harrison was third in 12.44.
Danielle Williams of Jamaica who dethroned Amusan in Budapest finished fourth in 12.47
The victory in Oregon brought a triumphant close to what had been a difficult summer for Amusan.
She was left shattered in the build-up to the World Championships in Budapest after she was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for whereabouts failures.
The 26-year-old athlete was cleared by a disciplinary tribunal on the eve of the meet’s kick-off.
She, however, finished sixth in the 100m hurdles final in Budapest.
With a better frame of mind to prepare, Amusan won her third Diamond League trophy on Sunday.
The world record-holder first made history in 2021 when she ran a 12.42 African record to become the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League title.
Amusan went on to successfully defend her title the following year, running a new 12.29 Weltklasse meeting record in Zurich, Switzerland.
She made it a hat-trick of wins with a season-best time of 12.33 seconds at Eugene in Oregon.
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