I was not mentally ready for the 100m hurdles final – Tobi Amusan

I was not mentally ready for the 100m hurdles final – Tobi Amusan

Tobiloba Amusan disclosed that she is disappointed not to win a medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics Games.

Amusan narrowly missed out on a podium finish after finishing fourth in the final of Women’s 100m hurdles on Tuesday.


The 23-year-old crossed the finish lane behind Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto-Rico, Kendra Harrison of United States and Megan Tapper of Jamaica.

Speaking on she dealt with the disappointing outcome of the race, Amusan said she was down for few hours, but had to remain positive and be ready to challenge again in the nearest future.

“It was heart breaking, but I have learnt lot of lessons from the setback and i have to remained positive.”

“I was ready physically but I wasn’t ready mentally and I think I was mentally down but I will come back stronger,” she said.

Despite the disappointment, Tobi Amusan became the first Nigerian to reach the final of Women’s 100m hurdles at Olympic since Glory Alozie achieved the feat at Sydney 2000.

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