Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

By Ojukwu Emmanuel Chiadikaobi

 

In a dazzling display of athleticism, Tobi Amusan has etched her name in the record books by setting a new African women’s indoor record in the 60 meters hurdles, clocking an impressive 7.75 seconds at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

This remarkable achievement signifies Amusan’s triumphant retirement of her own previous record of 7.77 seconds, established in Kazakhstan during the Astana Indoor Meet in January.

Despite securing an African record, Amusan faced formidable competition in Boston, where she claimed the second position behind the swift-footed Tia Jones from the United States. Jones finished with a commendable 7.72 seconds, narrowly surpassing Amusan’s stellar performance.

Following closely in third place was Devynne Chalton from the Bahamas, who clocked in at 7.76 seconds, adding to the intensity of the closely contested event.

Amusan had previously marked her entrance into the new athletic season on January 27 by surpassing the African record set by her compatriot Gloria Alozie, setting the stage for her subsequent groundbreaking accomplishment in Boston.

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