Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has been ratified as country’s first world record

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Tobi Amusan’s record in the Women’s World 100 metres hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been ratified – 12.12 seconds NEGROIDHAVEN can report authoritatively.

Amusan’s who has now been duly ratified by the World Athletics as a World Record in the women’s 100m Hurdles is now officially confirmed as the first Nigerian athlete to hold a and such a world record.

Before a World Record is ratified or made officially valid, World Athletics has to check times by rechecking the timers, perform drug tests etc.

Amusan’s historic record of 12.12 secs has been ratified. As it stands, from being ranked 43rd in September 2021, Tobi Amusan is now in the top 10, moving up 38 places to be ranked 5th in the world.

To put her winnings in context, she holds World Champion, World record (12.12s), Diamond League Champion, African Champion, Commonwealth Champion, National Champion, with 17 wins in 25 races.

Amusan has been awarded the Order of the Niger (OON), one of the country’s highest honours by President Muhammadu Buhari.