Current Women’s world 100m hurdles record holder Tobi Amusan won her heat to clinch a spot in the semifinals of the ongoing world athletics championship in Budapest, Hungary.
The final heat of the day saw the 26 year old get off to a slow start and almost lost to Olympic bronze medalist, Megan Tapper of Jamaica.
Amusan who is the defending world athletics champion had to pick up her form mid way into the race to finish first with a time of 12.48 seconds.
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Other qualifiers from the group for the next round where Tapper who finished second with 12.51 seconds, Michelle Jenneke of Australia with a time of 12.71 and Natalia Christofi of Cyprus, who clocked 12.90s.
This is however slower than her 12.40 seconds start in Oregon, United States of America where she smashed the world record running a time of 12.12 seconds to surpass the then world record set by America’s Kendra Harrison’s 12.20 seconds.
Kendra Harrison, Masai Russell, Ackera Nugent, Cyréna Samba-Mayela, Sarah Lavin, Pia Skrzyszowska, Nia Ali, Kendra Harrison, Devynne Charlton, Cindy Sember, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Nadine Visser, Ditaji Kambundji, Celeste Mucci, all qualified for the semifinal.
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Written by: Godstime Egelege-Idama