Nigeria’s sprint-hurdler Tobi Amusan was in inspired form at the Meeting International Sotteville les Rouen in France, as she soared to a new Personal Best (PB) of 12.49s to win the women’s 100m Hurdles.
The Commonwealth Games Champion in the 100m hurdles went into the meet with a decent Season’s Best (SB) of 12.71s which she set at the Josef Odložil Memorial in Praha, Czech last month. However, Amusan produced her best performance of her career till date, as she became one of the few hurdlers to have dipped below 12.50s.
Her victory in France saw her hand defeat to America’s Queen Claye who placed second with a 12.63s clocking, with France’s Solenn Compper taking third place in a modest 12.98s.
Amusan’s victory means that she is now placed third in the world rankings this year behind Jamaica’s Janeek Brown (12.40) and World Record Holder, Kendra Harrison (12.43).
Going into the World Championships later this year, it remains to be seen if Amusan can finally break the 18-years African and Nigerian Record of Gloria Alozie (12.44) in the event.