Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan’s spectacular world record of 12.12 seconds in the women’s 100 meters hurdles at the 2022 world championships has been officially ratified.
The 24-year-old athlete immediately reacted on the media after the announcement by World Athletics.
No record has been more stunning than Amusan’s, in part because it came in a semi-final.
The eight runners set a national record, a personal best or their best time of the season. Wind speed was within the limit at 0.9 meters per second.
A few hours later, Amusan took the gold in 12.06, but the tailwind was too strong for that time to count as a record.
Two other records set at the same championships the International Federation has ratified belong to Sydney McLaughlin from U.S, who lowered his own mark in the 400m hurdles in 50.68 seconds, and the Swedish Armand Duplantis, who cleared 6.21m in the pole vault to better his own record by one centimeter.