Tobi Amusan Becomes World’s Fastest Woman, Defeats World Champion, Danielle Williams

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan

Nigerian sprinter Tobi Amusan in a remarkable demonstration of speed and agility has surpassed world champion Danielle Williams to secure first place in the 100m hurdles at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational.

Amusan clocking in at an impressive time of 12.40 seconds (0.9m/s)not only bested the current world champion but also flagged her status as the fastest woman globally.

This extraordinary achievement indicates a significant milestone in Amusan’s athletic journey, as she now holds the top spot in the world rankings, surpassing Tonea Marshall’s previous world-leading time of 12.42 seconds achieved in late April.

With the Paris 2024 Olympics looming ahead, Amusan’s dominance in the 100m hurdles serves as a clear message to her rival that she is a formidable contender.

Minister of Sports Development John Enoh was quick to congratulate Amusan on her outstanding achievement, praising her for making Nigeria proud. “Take your flowers Tobi Amusan, you stormed to an emphatic win in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational, clocking a time of 12.40s (0.9), a World Lead time!”

“You defeated World Champion Danielle Williams, who came 2nd in 12.46s, while Christina Clemons was 3rd in 12.54s. Tobi, you keep making our country proud.”

“Paris Olympics is around the corner, your performance gives us hope just like others, that Nigeria is set to break a jinx. Keep soaring, we are proud of you.”

Amusan’s impressive performance in Jamaica is just the latest in a string of successes for the 26-year-old sprinter.

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