Nigeria’s athlete and maybe its first hope of winning a medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics games, Tobiloba Amusan wins the semi-final women’s 100 metres hurdles event heat 1, as she qualifies for the finals of the event tomorrow, Monday, August 2. The 24-year-old qualified at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium by winning semi-final 1 with a time of 12.62 seconds, leaving Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton who had 12.66 in second place.
According to reports, Tobiloba Amusan will run from lane 6 against seven other qualifiers.
She has a personal best 12.48, the fourth-best in the field, and a season-best of 12.48 also, which is equally a fourth-best in the field. READ ALSO: Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Adegoke Fails In 100m Finals, As Italy’s Lamont Jacobs Wins
Amusan is ranked number four in the world, and she is second best in rankings in Monday’s field of eight finalists. World record-holder Kendra Harrison of the US is the best in number two. READ ALSO: Tokyo Olympics 2020: D’Tigress Lose Again In Another Poor Showing