Amusan, the world record holder, secures victory at the Jamaica Invitational

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Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan, the world record holder, has established herself as the swiftest woman in the 100m hurdles event this year. At the inaugural Jamaica Athletics Invitational in Kingston, she blazed through the track with an electrifying time of 12.40 seconds, outpacing the Jamaican and world champion, Danielle Williams, to seize victory.

Throughout much of the race, Amusan trailed behind the reigning world champion, Williams, and American athlete Nia Ali. However, in a breathtaking display of speed and determination, she surged ahead in the final moments, eclipsing the previous world-leading time of 12.42 seconds set by Tonea Marshall of the USA.

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Williams crossed the finish line in second place, clocking in at 12.46 seconds, while Christina Clemens of the USA secured third place with a time of 12.54 seconds. Jamaican athlete Yanique Thompson claimed fourth position in 12.59 seconds, while Ali slipped to fifth place with a time of 12.65 seconds.

Notably, Amusan and other prominent athletes opted to skip the Doha Diamond League in favor of attending the Jamaica Invitational. This decision proved fruitful for Amusan, who concluded the previous season on a high note by clinching victory at the Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon, for the third consecutive time. This triumph silenced critics who had questioned her performance following the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, where she finished fifth and surrendered the title to Williams.

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