Tobi Amusan Wins 60m Hurddles At Karlsruhe Indoor Meeting
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Reigning Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles queen, Tobiloba Amusan Friday won the Karlsruhe Indoor Meeting, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Amusan clocked a brilliant Personal Best (PB) of 7.84s to win the women’s 60mH in Karlsruhe, a time that brings her 0.02s close to the African Record set by Glory Alozie in 1999 and doubles as the 2nd fastest time in the World in 2020.
The petite Nigerian who placed fourth over the 100m hurdles at the outdoor World Championships in Doha, Qatar last year despite breaking 12.50 seconds thrice targeted Glory Alozie’s 7.82 seconds African 60m hurdles indoor record as she took to the Dm-Arena in Rheinstetten near Karlsruhe, Germany Friday evening.
Christina Clemons finished 2nd in 7.98s while Reetta Hurske of Finland and Luminosa Boglioglio followed both in 8.02s for 3rd and 4th respectively.
Amusan who became only the second Nigerian nay African woman after Glory Alozie to break 12.50 seconds in the 100m hurdles last year albeit her 12.48 seconds run was outside the 12.44 seconds African record made history with the win.
She ran an altitude-aided 7.87 seconds at the Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA to become the second African woman to break 7.90 seconds over the 60m hurdles indoors.
The time placed her as the third fastest woman over the distance so far this year behind the USA duo of Kendra Harrison who ran 7.81 seconds ahead of Amusan in Albuquerque and Tonea Marshall (7.86).
Both Harrison and Marshall were not in Karlsruhe but another American, Christina Clemons, challenged Amusan for the top spot.
Clemons, the 2018 world indoor silver medallist was unable to reproduce the form that saw her stormed to a 7.73 lifetime best in Albuquerque in February 2018 to upstage the Nigerian .