Tobi Amusan Reflects on Her Record-Breaking Achievement | Read
The World’s fastest woman in the 100 meters hurdles, Tobi Amusan has reflected on her achievement at the just concluded World Athletic Championship.
The Nigerian wrote her name in Gold as she set a new world record with a time of 12.12 seconds, a feat she achieved in the semi-finals of the competition. She expressed her delight at the press conference after the race, according to her the goal was to win the Gold medal.
I was the ‘almost girl. I got fourth, fourth, fourth. Now I finally did it. The goal was to come out and to win this gold,” Amusan said. “I just did it. Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships. You know, the goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me but I could not believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semis. But it was just a matter of time.
Amusan ran a time of 12.06 seconds in the final which was supposed to be the new World record, but the time won’t be recognized as a world record due to a tailwind of +2.5 m/s.