Amusan, World Athletics Championship

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.

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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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