September 18, 2021

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Amusan wins women’s 100m hurdles heat to qualify for semi-finals

By Olawale Alabi

Tobiloba Amusan on Saturday in Tokyo won heat 3 of the women’s 100 metres hurdles event at the 2020 Olympic Games to advance to the semi-finals.

Amusan who ran from lane 4 of the first round race finished in 12.72 seconds, ahead of Yanique Thompson of Jamaica who ran in at 12.74 seconds.

Poland’s Pia Skrzyszowska ran a personal best 12.75 to place third and also qualify for the semi-finals which are scheduled for Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 24-year-old African champion had reached the semi-finals of the event at the Rio Games in 2016, clocking 12.91.

Amusan is also due to represent Nigeria in the women’s 4x100m relay event.(NAN)

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