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World Athletics Ratifies Tobi Amusan’s 100m Hurdles Record

The women’s 100-meter hurdles world record achieved by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Championships has been recognized by the World Athletics.

The world’s governing body for sports announced on Tuesday that two more athletes’ records, those of Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin, had also been validated.

At the World Athletics Championships, which were held in Oregon, America, in July, the athletes broke the records.

The statement read, “The world records set by Tobi Amusan, Mondo Duplantis, and Sydney McLaughlin at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 have been ratified.

“Amusan’s 12.12 in the women’s 100m hurdles semi finals, Duplantis’s 6.21m in the men’s pole vault final and McLaughlin’s 50.68 in the women’s 400m hurdles final are all now officially in the record books, as is the world U20 mark of 9.94 set by Letsile Tebogo in the men’s 100m heats.”

The 25-year-old Amusan took the world by storm when she ran a time of 12.12secs – shaving almost a tenth of a second off the previous world record held by American Keni Harrison (12.20secs) – in the semi-finals of the World Championships in Oregon, USA, before going on to win gold in the final at the Hayward Field stadium.

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