World Athletics, yesterday, ratified the women’s 100m hurdles world record set at the Oregon 2022 World Championships by Nigeria’s Tobiloba Amusan.
The governing body of World Athletics confirmed Amusan’s feat alongside the world records of two other athletes, Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughin.
”The world records set by Tobi Amusan, Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin at the World Athletics Championships Oregon 22 have been ratified,” WA said in a statement, yesterday.
“Amusan’s 12.12seconds in the women’s 100 metres hurdles in the semifinals, Duplantis’s 6.21 metres in the men’s pole vault final and McLaughlin’s 50.68 seconds in the women’s 400m hurdles final are all now officially in the record books, as is the world U-20 mark of 9.94 seconds set by Letsile Tebogo in the men’s 100 metres heats.”
Amusan is also the current African, Commonwealth and world champion in the 100m hurdles, and holds the race record in the three competitions.
On September 15, 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred on Amusan the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) along with other medal winners, including Ese Brume.
Brume grabbed a silver medal at the Oregon 2022 World Championship with a leap of 7.02 meters, losing the gold medal to Malaika Mihambo of Germany, who jumped 7.12 metres.