Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan sets hurdles world record in semi

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Venue: Hayward Subject, Eugene, Oregon Dates: 15-24 July
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Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan set a brand new 100m hurdles world report because the World Championships semi-finals ship a rare set of occasions.

The 25-year-old, who ran a brand new African report of 12.40 seconds in Saturday’s heats, clocked 12.12 seconds on the ultimate day of motion in Eugene.

Her time beats the 12.20 seconds set by American Kendra Harrison, who completed second behind Amusan, in 2016.

“I needed to get out and go,” stated Amusan. “I did what I needed to do.”

Amusan went on to win gold within the remaining, two hours later.

Nice Britain’s Cindy Sember completed fourth within the semi-final gained by Amusan however certified for the ultimate with a brand new British report of 12.50, beating sister Tiffany Porter’s 2014 mark by one hundredth of a second.

It was one in all 4 nationwide data, excluding Amusan, run within the semi-finals with one other seven athletes equalling or breaking their private bests.

“That was a loopy race. I really thought I used to be operating sluggish. Tobi was superb, I am unable to deny,” stated Sember.

The low occasions throughout the board raised suspicions that an error might have been made in timing.

“I am not believing these occasions,” three-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson informed BBC Sport.

“World Athletics must ratify it so will probably be fascinating,” added former 110m hurdles world report holder Colin Jackson. “They must verify it fairly intensely.”

World Athletics have been approached for remark.

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