World record in the 100m hurdles in the semi-finals of the Worlds for the Nigerian Tobi Amusan in 12”12

The last session of these Eugene Worlds began with a thunderclap on Sunday. Nigerian Tobi Amusan (25), double African champion and 4th at the 2019 Worlds and the Tokyo Olympics in the 100m hurdles, won her semi-final in the time of 12”12 (+ 0.9 m/ s), new world record. It erases the previous mark of the American Kendra Harrison (12”20), established in 2016. Harrison also took second place in this semi-final in 12”27. This promises an explosive final (4 a.m. Monday French time), especially if the weather remains as hot as during this semi-final.

Amusan had a previous personal best of 12.40 set on Saturday in a series of these Worlds. It uses the latest generation Adidas spikes, which have contributed to some excellent times in recent weeks in hurdling.

In the third semi-final, Laëticia Bapté took 6th place in 12”93 and will not participate in the final. In the same race, Jamaican Britany Anderson clocked a national record 12”31 and Puerto Rican Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, 12”32.

“I’m quite happy with myself because before these championships it was quite complicatedBapte explained. I couldn’t go down below 13”. There, I do it again at the Worlds even if I make a mistake on the penultimate hurdle. It proves that by persevering I can go faster. I think I will be ready for Munich. »

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