World Athletics ratifies Tobi Amusan’s World Record

The World Athletics has ratified the women’s world 100m hurdles record set by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Championships in Oregon, USA.

WA, in a statement on Tuesday, also ratified the record times of two other athletes — Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin.

All records were set at the World Athletics Championships that took place in July.

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

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

The Nigerian, who recently received a national award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) from President Muhammadu Buhari, took the athletics world by surprise with a record time of 12.12 seconds in the semi-finals heat at the event. She broke the six-year-old record held by USA’s Kendra Harrison in the process.

Amusan then went on to run a record 12.06 seconds in the final but was not acknowledged due to the wind push that was higher than allowed.

She became the first Nigerian world champion at the World Athletics Championships with a gold medal in the 100m hurdles.

Amusan is also the current African, Commonwealth, and World Champion in the 100 hurdles, and holds the race record in the three competitions.