“Everyone Has Doubted Me”- Tobi Amusan
Tobi Amusan successfully defended her Diamond League 100mH title on Thursday by shattering Gail Devers’ 22-year-old meeting record in a time of 12.29 seconds, capping up a remarkable and record-breaking year for her.
When asked to sum up her golden year of 2022 in one phrase after the race, the world champion responded, “God is faithful” giving God all the honor.
In the 100-meter hurdles this season, the Nigerian ran three of the five quickest times, and seven of her top ten personal records were all set in 2022.
She was questioned by commentators like Michael Johnson and others, but she has proven all of them wrong, and her consistency shows this.
“Everyone has doubted me. I just had to prove myself, that I have got it,” said Amusan, who also won the African title this year. “I am just so thankful for all of this season. I am full of emotions. Now, vacation, rest, and then back to practice.”
She was ahead Tia Jones of the United States who came in second with a time of 12.40, Britany Anderson of Jamaica came in third with a time of 12.42, and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn came in fourth with a time of 12.49.
As she gets ready for events next year and the 2024 Olympic Games, she intends to rest and start practicing right away.
The Hurdles queen won a variety of records and accolades in 2022, including the World Record, Commonwealth Games Record, African Record, World Championship, Nigerian, and African Championship crowns. The Diamond League title is one more on that list.
She acknowledged being apprehensive before the race in Zurich but was happy to win since she wanted to demonstrate her mettle once more.
She said, “No pressures, It was more of proving myself that I broke the world record and I can do it over and over, it is not just a one-time thing, even though after the world championships it took a toll on me to get back to my rhythm but with enough rest, I was able to bounce back and I am thankful”
She claimed that her victory served more as proof to herself that she was capable of repeating the valiant act of breaking the World Record.
Amusan conquered the obstacles once more in Zurich.
She even maintained her hairstyle from the previous year, which turned out to be a good indicator for her.
The Nigerian sprinter continued, “I was scared to the teeth getting on the line, but I had to just keep my calm. I am just thankful to have come out here (Zurich) and got the win.”
Tobi Amusan has had a fantastic year in 2022, with the past four months being the finest of her career.
She broke her own record in the World Championships in June and established a new African Record at the Paris Meeting. She won the Nigerian championship and successfully defended it in Mauritius.
She became the world champion and holder of a world record in July after winning the gold medal in the World Continental Tour.
She defended her Commonwealth Games crown in August and established a new Games record.
She successfully defended the Diamond League crown in September and broke a previous meeting record.
The Queen of the Tracks is undoubtedly a deserving champion.