September 25, 2022

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World Athletics ratifies Tobi Amusan’s 100m hurdles record

World Athletics ratifies Tobi Amusan’s 100m hurdles record

The World Athletics Championships have ratified the women’s 100m hurdles world record set by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Championships.

This was revealed on Tuesday, September 20, in a statement posted on the athletics body’s official website. They also ratified the record times of two other athletes, Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin.

All the records were set at the World Championships in Athletics held in Oregon, USA in July.

The statement read: “The world records set by Tobi Amusan, Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin at the Oregon22 World Championships in Athletics have been ratified.

“Amusan’s 12.12 in the women’s 100m hurdles semi-final, Duplantis’ 6.21m in the men’s pole vault final and McLaughlin’s 50.68 in the 400m hurdles final are now officially in the record books, as is the U20 world mark of 9.94 set by Letsile Tebogo in the men’s 100m heats.”

Amusan, 25, conquered the world clocking 12.12 seconds – shaving almost a tenth of a second off the previous world record held by American Keni Harrison (12.20 seconds) – in the semi-finals of the World Championships in Oregon, USA, before winning gold in the final at Hayward Field.

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