April 15, 2024
Amusan Reaches 100m Hurdles Final As Ofili, Akintola Book 200m Semis
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Amusan Reaches 100m Hurdles Final As Ofili, Akintola Book 200m Semis

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has qualified for the women’s 100-metre hurdles final at the 2023 World Athletics Championship. 

The Nigerian dipped at 12.56 seconds to finish first in heat three of the semi-final on Wednesday at the Nemzeti Atlétikai Központ, Budapest, Hungary.

Ackera Nugent of Jamaica took second at 12.60 seconds, followed by the Netherlands’s Nadine Visser who secured the third spot in 12.62 seconds.

Amusan had to recover from a slow start off the block to book her third consecutive World Athletics Championships finals.

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In the women’s 200m race, Nigeria’s Favour Ofili qualified for the semi-finals despite finishing fourth in her heat at 22.66 seconds.

She progressed after booking one of the fastest non-automatic qualification spots.

In the men’s 200 metres, Alaba Akintola also booked a place in the semi-finals via a non-automatic qualification.

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