Nigerian sprinter Tobi Amusan has secured her third consecutive Diamond League trophy win.
On Sunday evening in Oregon, she triumphed in the 100m hurdles event with a time of 12.33 seconds, silencing her critics following a disappointing performance in Budapest.
Amusan’s victory in Oregon cements her status as only the second woman in Diamond League history, after Dawn Nelson-Harper, to achieve a hat-trick of 100m hurdles titles. It’s worth noting that she won the world title and set a world record in Oregon just last year.
In the women’s 100m hurdles at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic, Amusan displayed her resilience after a challenging World Championships. She crossed the finish line in 12.33, a season-best time, fending off strong competitors. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico secured second place in 12.38, while American Keni Harrison took third in 12.44. World champion Danielle Williams of Jamaica finished fourth in 12.47.
Amusan’s victory marks a good end to a tough summer. She faced uncertainty before the World Championships when she was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for whereabouts failures.
Fortunately, she was cleared by a disciplinary tribunal just before the championship began. Despite her challenges, she finished sixth in the 100m hurdle final in Budapest.
Earlier on Sunday, any doubts about Amusan’s future in athletics were dispelled as the deadline for the Athletics Integrity Unit to file an official appeal against her overturned ban expired