Tobi Amusan starts in Lane 8 of the 100 metres Hurdles final at the Athletics World Championship.
Amusan won Heat 3, qualifying in a time of 12.48s; and matching her Personal best for the season.
The 22 year-old’s feat ended a 20-year vacuum since a Nigerian reached the final of the event at the World Championship.
Job done! Oluwatobiloba Amusan has become the first Nigerian athlete in 20yrs to qualify for the final of the women’s 100m Hurdles at the #WorldAthleticsChamps, and she did it matching her PB of 12.48s! Janeek Brown was 2nd in 12.62s. Tobi is making all of us to dream!!! pic.twitter.com/MAAcvFgq6L
— Making of Champions (@MakingOfChamps) October 6, 2019
In the final, Amusan will face a tough field that also has favorite, Daniel Williams of Jamaica and her compatriot Janeek Brown.
Also competing will be Kendra Harrison of the USA, whose season’s best of 12.43 means she’s a medal hopeful.