Tobi Amusan sets new 60m hurdle record

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Nigerian sprinter, Tobi Amusan has set a new African women’s indoor record in the 60 meters, clocking 7.75 seconds at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

This effort in Boston breaks the previous mark of 7.77 seconds established in Kazakhstan during the Astana Indoor Meet in January.

Despite breaking a new record, she finished second in Boston, after America’s Tia Jones (7.72 seconds) and Bahamas’ Devynne Chalton (7.76 seconds).

Notably, on January 27, Amusan broke the African record in her maiden race of the new sports season, defeating compatriot Gloria Alozie.

In January, she had set a new African women’s 60-metre hurdles indoor record with a time of 7.77 seconds.

The performance came at the Astana Indoor Meet in Kazakhstan.

Amusan shattered fellow Nigerian, Gloria Alozie’s longstanding continental mark of 7.82 seconds set in 1999.

The 26-year-old stormed to victory in the 60m hurdles final ahead of American Nia Ali and Ireland’s Sarah Lavin.

In 2022, Amusan became the first Nigerian to win a World Athletics Championship gold. She also broke the women’s 100m hurdles world record enroute to that triumph.