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World Athletics approves Tobi Amusan’s 100m hurdles record

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The World Athletics has approved the women’s world 100m hurdles record set by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Championships.

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This was confirmed on Tuesday, September 20, in a statement published on the athletics body’s official website. They 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 Oregon, the United States in July.

The statement read, “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.”

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The 25-year-old Amusan took the world by storm when she ran a time of 12.12secs – shaving almost a tenth of a second off the previous world record held by American Keni Harrison (12.20secs) – in the semi-finals of the World Championships in Oregon, USA, before going on to win gold in the final at the Hayward Field stadium.

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