Amusan Races to 2nd Position in Torun, Inches closer to Top spot in 60m Hurdles
Sprint hurdler, Tobiloba Amusan raced inside 7.90 seconds for the third time this season following her 7.89 seconds run Saturday evening as the 2020 World Indoor Tour made its fourth of seven stops at the Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland, Completesports.com reports.
Amusan’s time was second best on the night behind Belarus’ Alina Talay who ran 7.87 seconds with USA’s Christina Clemons third (7.89).
The Belarussian, bronze medallist at the Beijing World Championships in 2015, had served notice of what was up to in the heat when she ran 7.93 seconds to win the first heat ahead of the Nigerian who came in second (7.94) and the American, Clemons who was third in 7.95 seconds.
Amusan got seven points for her effort which pushed her closer to the top of the 60m hurdles standings with 22 points, two behind Clemons.
The reigning Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles queen will now look to move into top spot in the standings next Saturday at the Emirates Arena where the Muller Indoor Grand Prix will hold in Glasgow,Scotland.
Amusan is the second Nigerian to make headlines in the 60m hurdles indoors after Glory Alozie who ran 7.82 seconds 21 years ago in Madrid, Spain to set a new African record. That feat made her the first African woman to run inside 7.90 seconds in the event while Amusan became the second African woman to run a 7.8 seconds in 2018.
Amusan has now broken 7.90 seconds four times so far in her storied career.
By Dare Esan
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