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Tobi Amusan claims third Diamond League trophy

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Tobi Amusan, Nigeria’s sprint hurdler, has won her third consecutive Diamond League trophy in the 100m hurdles event on Sunday night in Oregon. 

She clocked a season-best time of 12.33s and beat her rivals, including Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico and Keni Harrison of the USA.

Amusan became the second woman in Diamond League history to achieve this feat, after Dawn Nelson-Harper. She also returned to the same venue where she set a world record and won the world title last year.

The 26-year-old Nigerian had a challenging season, as she faced a provisional suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit for whereabouts failures. 

She was cleared to compete at the World Championships in Budapest, but finished sixth in the final.

However, Amusan bounced back with a stunning performance in Oregon and proved that she is one of the best sprint hurdlers in the world.

Amusan made history in 2021 when she ran an African record of 12.42s and became the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League title. 

She defended her title in 2022 with a meeting record of 12.29s in Zurich, Switzerland. And on Sunday, she completed her hat trick of wins with another impressive display in Eugene, Oregon.

 

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