Nigerian sprinter Tobi Amusan has made history once again by setting a new African women’s 60m hurdles indoor record with an impressive time of 7.77 seconds. This remarkable achievement took place at the Astana Indoor Meet in Kazakhstan on Saturday, where Amusan shattered a longstanding continental record that had been held by fellow Nigerian Gloria Alozie since 1999, with a time of 7.82 seconds.
Amusan’s performance in Kazakhstan was nothing short of exceptional as she stormed to victory in the 60m hurdles final, leaving American Nia Ali and Ireland’s Sarah Lavin in her wake. This new record further solidifies her position as a trailblazer for African female sprint hurdlers, showcasing her dedication and talent in the world of athletics.
The 26-year-old athlete had a memorable 2022 season, becoming the first Nigerian to win a World Athletics Championship gold. Her remarkable journey to the top also included breaking the women’s 100m hurdles world record on her way to securing the championship title. Despite facing some challenges, Amusan ended the year on a high note by clinching her third consecutive Diamond League trophy.