Tobi Amusan’s remarkable feat took place at the prestigious New Balance Indoor Grand Prix held in Boston, where she clocked an astonishing time of 7.75 seconds.
By Emmanuel Okoro
Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan, has once again cemented her name in the track and field history books, setting a new African women’s indoor record in the 60-metre hurdle sprint. Amusan’s remarkable feat took place at the prestigious New Balance Indoor Grand Prix held in Boston, where she clocked an astonishing time of 7.75 seconds.
This incredible performance not only secured her a well-deserved spot on the leaderboard but also saw her surpass her previous record of 7.77 seconds, which she had set earlier at the Astana Indoor Meet in Kazakhstan in January.
However, despite the 26-year-old record-breaking run, she finished second, losing the top spot to American sprinter, Tia Jones, who crossed the finish line in an impressive 7.72 seconds. Adding to the intensity of the race was Bahamian sprinter, Devynne Chalton, who came third with a time of 7.76 seconds.
Amusan’s record-breaking run marks a significant milestone not only in her career but also in the realm of African athletics. Having surpassed the previous African record set by her fellow Nigerian, Gloria Alozie, she has proven herself as a trailblazer and a source of inspiration for aspiring athletes across the continent.
With the indoor season well underway, the competition has also seen Nigerian track and field sprinter, Favour Ofili, break a new record in the women’s 300m race.