Tobi Amusan clinchs 100m hurdles at 2022 ISTAF Berlin

Tobi Amusan on Sunday got back to winning ways by securing a win in the women’s 100m hurdles at ISTAF Berlin 2022, reports.

Amusan clocked 12.45s (-0.3), winning by more than one-tenth over her closest challenger Tia Jones of the USA who could only manage 12.58s. Jamaican Megan Tapper came third in 12.66s.

The Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF) is an annual track and field athletics meeting at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. It was first held in July 1921.

Amusan ran within the same time that got her a second-place finish at the Lausanne Diamond League meet last month.

The 25-year-old ran 12.45s to finish second behind Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico who clocked 12:34s to set a new meeting record. Jones came in at 12.47s to finish third.

Amusan has not been able to replicate her world record of 12:12s in the women’s 100m hurdles which she recorded at the semi-finals of the World Athletics Championship back in July.

Her best performance since then has been at the Commonwealth Games in August. She finished 12.30 seconds to set a new Games record and retain the title she won in Gold Coast, Australia four years ago.

Amusan will be competing in the Diamond League final this week in Zurich, Switzerland. The Nigerian will be hoping to do better than her last outing in Lausanne.


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