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Amusan signs up for Adidas Atlanta City Games

Nigeria’s top athlete, Tobi Amusan will on May 6 have another opportunity to increase her medal haul when she competes in the first Adidas Atlanta…

Nigeria’s top athlete, Tobi Amusan will on May 6 have another opportunity to increase her medal haul when she competes in the first Adidas Atlanta City Games.

The competition is a street meet in which people closely observe the participants run on the track, allowing the athletes to feel the enthusiasm and encouragement of the crowd at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park.

Amusan will take part in her signature event, the 100m Hurdles. She is joined on the list by Olympic silver medalist Keni Harrison, whom Amusan shocked with a 12.12s in the semifinals of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene last summer.

The Nigerian would go on to win the gold medal in a wind-assisted timing of 12.06 seconds.

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Her incredible season continued when she won a second consecutive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in a time of 12.30 seconds and successfully defended her Diamond League championship with a time of 12.29 seconds.

It will be recalled she opened her 2023 season on an impressive note, by clinching victory at the Auburn Tiger Track Classics a few weeks ago.

The 25-year-old clocked a time of 23.38s to win the women’s 200m ahead of University of Auburn’s duo Chante Clinkscale in 23.56s and Ashantae Harvey in 24.46s.

The hurdles world record (WR) holder, Amusan bagged the win on a rainy and wet day in Auburn.

The race was her first competitive appearance since September 2022 when she defended her 100m Hurdles title in stellar fashion– with a meeting record of 12.29secs to cap off her historic season. She stayed out of competition in the indoor season.

 

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