The World Athletics Organisation has released a statement concerning the world record that was set by Oluwatobiloba Amusan.
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The Nigerian Athlete wrote her name in the history books at the just concluded World Athletics Championship that was hosted in Oregon. The body confirmed on its official website on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 that the record has been ratified.
The 25-year-old set an African record of 12.40 in the 100m hurdles heats. The next day, she ran 12.12 (0.9m/s) in the semifinals to improve the world record of 12.20 that had been set by USA’s Kendra Harrison in London in 2016. Amusan wasn’t done there, though, and she followed that remarkable performance with a wind-assisted 12.06 (2.5m/s) to win the final.
The body also confirmed that Mondo Duplantis’s 6.21m in the men’s pole vault final and Sydney McLaughlin’s 50.68 in the women’s 400m hurdles final are all now officially in the record books. The record set in the world U20 mark of 9.94 set by Letsile Tebogo in the men’s 100m heats has also been ratified.