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Tobi Amusan Finishes Fourth In Women’s 100m Hurdles Final

Nigerian sprinter  Tobi Amusan came up just short of getting a medal in the Women’s 100m Hurdles on Monday night.

Amusan finished with a time of 12.60 in the final where Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn delivered her nation its first women’s track and field medal in Games history clocking 12.27.

The 2019 African champion had earlier qualified for the semi finals with a time of 12.72 and then qualified for the finals with a time of 12.62.

Despite the shortfall, Amusan became the first Nigerian since Glory Alozie at Sydney 2000 to reach the 100m hurdles final at the Olympics after 21 years.

For Camacho-Quinn, she added another cap on her feather as she had set the Olympic record in the semifinals with a time of 12.26.

American Kendra Harrison bagged silver in a time of 12.52 while Megan Tapper took home bronze in a time of 12.55.

Harrison was trying to become the first world record holder to win the gold medal in the 100m hurdles since 1988. The achievement was last accomplished by Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria at the Seoul Olympics.

The other African representative at women 100m hurdles was  Liberia’s Ebony Morrison who dropped at semi-finals after finishing 12th overall but in the process she set a new national record of 12.74.

Women’s 100m hurdles final 2/08/2021

  1. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn PUR 12.37
  2. Kendra Harrison USA 12.52
  3. Megan Tapper JAM 12.55
  4. Tobi Amusan NGR 12.60
  5. Nadine Visser NED 12.73
  6. Devynne Charlton BAH 12.74
  7. Gabriele Cunningham USA 13.01
  8. Britany Anderson JAM 13.24


Photo Credit: Reuters

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