African Championships champion in the women’s 100m Hurdles Tobi Amusan qualified for the semi final of the ongoing World Athletics Championships after she clocked a new Personal Best of 12.48s to win her Heats.
Amusan, the Commonwealth Games Champion, came into the World Championships with a lifetime best of 12.49s, a time she clocked in early June in France, ran from the outside lane in Heat 5.
And despite not having the best of start, Amusan pulled clear of Jamaica’s Janeek Brown to post her new lifetime best.
Amusan will now go into the semis as the one of the big favourites, with the likes of Nia Ali, Kendra Harrison and Danielle Williams being wary of what she’s capable of, after seeing how well she ran in the heats.
Elsewhere, Ese Brume only needed one attempt in Group A Qualification round of the women’s Long Jump to make it into Sunday’s final.
She is one of the three women to have surpassed 7.00m in the world this year, jumping a new Personal Best (PB) of 7.05m at the Turkish Championships in July, and she would be hoping to get her first World Championships medal.