CHORZÓW, Poland (July 16) — Nigeria’s world record holder Tobi Amusan set a new meeting record of 12.34 seconds when winning a loaded 100m hurdles race at the 2023 Silesia Wanda Diamond League meet on Sunday. Watch the video highlights and results below.
Amusan, the reigning world champion, improved on her previous season’s best in 2023 of 12.47 seconds, as she continues to shake off her early season injuries to improve on her form ahead of the August 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Watch Video Highlights: Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles in Silesia
“It was not easy for me with injuries in my hamstring and my knee,” Amusan said on Sunday. “But I trusted in my coach and my work. It is all about the process.
” I just won this in a smooth style, I was just running. Honestly, I had no idea that I won when I crossed the finish line,” she added.
Kendra Harrison of the USA, the Olympic silver medalist, and former world record holder, finished a close second with a time of 12.35 seconds after she was out leaned at the tape by Amusan.
Her American compatriot Nia Ali, the 2023 U.S. champion and 2019 world champion, secured the third spot with a time of 12.38 seconds.
Other notable performances included Megan Tapper, the Jamaican champion and Olympic bronze medalist, who finished fourth with a time of 12.49 seconds, and Danielle Williams, the 2015 world champion from Jamaica, who finished fifth with a season-best time of 12.55 seconds.
Pia Skrzyszowska, the 2022 European champion from Poland, finished eighth with a season-best time of 12.67 seconds, while Marione Fourie, the South Africa national record holder, was only ninth today with a time of 12.73 seconds.
With her win today, Amusan now takes her points tally to 23 points in the latest Diamond League Qualifiers Standing after 4 of 6 qualification meetings.