The World Athletics Federation Ratifies Tobi Amusan’s 100m Hurdles Record
Tobi Amusan’s women’s world 100m hurdles record set at the 2022 World Championships has been ratified by World Athletics.
This was revealed in a statement published on the athletics body’s official website on Tuesday, September 20. They also confirmed the times of two other competitors, Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin.
All of the records were set at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA, in July.
The statement , “The world records set by Tobi Amusan, Mondo Duplantis, and Sydney McLaughlin at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 have been ratified.
“Amusan’s 12.12 in the women’s 100m hurdles semi finals, Duplantis’s 6.21m in the men’s pole vault final and McLaughlin’s 50.68 in the women’s 400m hurdles final are all now officially in the record books, as is the world U20 mark of 9.94 set by Letsile Tebogo in the men’s 100m heats.”
The 25-year-old Amusan stunned the world when she ran a time of 12.12secs in the semi-finals of the World Championships in Oregon, USA, shaving nearly a tenth of a second off the previous world record held by American Keni Harrison (12.20secs), before going on to win gold in the final at the Hayward Field stadium.