Tobi Amusan Wins Nigeria's First Diamond League Trophy
It was a record-breaking day for Oluwatobiloba Amusan as she became the first Nigerian athlete to win the Diamond League Trophy since its inception in 2010. Tobi achieved this feat by setting a new personal best time and a new African record of 12.42 seconds on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at the ongoing Diamond League in Zurich.
The 24-year-old had a disappointing outing at the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where she finished fourth at the 100 meters hurdles final. She won the Gold and Bronze medal at the 2018 Gold Coast competition in the 100 meters hurdles and the 4x100 meters relay, respectively.
Tobi specializes in the 100 meters hurdles and competes as a sprinter. She won the 2018 Commonwealth and 2019 African champion in the event. She also is a two-time African Games champion.