Hurdles sprints’ queen Tobi Amusan earlier today had her 100m time of 12.12s officially ratified by World Athletics. Tobi Amusan wrote her name in gold when she participated at the semi-final event of the 100m Hurdles at the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Her feat made her the first Nigerian and African to be honoured in that category.
Records also ratified were the Women’s 400m hurdles records held by American, Sydney McLaughlin. She had her times 50.68s and 50.41s ratified by the athletics governing body. In addition, Swedish 22-year-old Mondo Duplantis had his 6.21m admitted into the record books after shining at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene this year.
Africa also had more reasons to smile when another record was broken in Oregon after Botswana’s Tebogo stormed to a time of 9.94 (1.1m/s) to win his 100m heat.