The world athletics champion, Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan, set a new record on Thursday as she won yet another trophy after finishing in 12.29s to effectively secure her Diamond League title.
Tobi specializes in the Women’s 100 meters hurdles and also competes as a sprinter. The 25 year old has been a roll since, she set a new record in the World Athletics Championship in August, bringing home the gold medal. Certainly the first Nigerian to do so.
Amusan, “our star girl” has been consistently winning and breaking records, winning the 100meters hurdles at this year’s Diamond League in Zurich. Kendra Harrison of the United States finished second, while Britany Anderson of Jamaica finished third behind the champion.
Safe to say persistence does pay and Amusan, the reigning Nigerian, Commonwealth and world champion has been a leading model for female athletes round the world.