Tobi Amusan qualifies for hurdles final at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan has qualified for the final of the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The 25-year-old clocked 12.40s (+2.4) to qualify for the final on Sunday.

Amusan returned to the track on Friday for the first time since making history at the World Athletics Championships where she clocked 12:12 seconds in the semifinals.

The Ijebu-Ode born athlete caught the attention of the world at the World Championships held in Oregon, United States where she also won gold in the 100 metres hurdles. Her 12:06 seconds timing in the final was not recognised as a world record due to an illegal tailwind.

Oregon 2022 was Amusan’s third appearance at the World Championships after making her debut in London in 2017 where she made the semi-finals before finishing fourth in the final in Doha in 2019. She also placed fourth at the Tokyo Olympics.

She was the 2018 Commonwealth Champion in the 100m hurdles held in Australia. She’s also the reigning African Champion in the event, winning back to back gold medals at the 2018 and 2022 African Championships in Athletics and is also a two-time African Games champion in the event. She won the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in 2021 in the 100m hurdles becoming the first Nigerian to do so, also breaking the then African Record held by Glory Alozie in the process.

All eyes are on Amusan to win gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.