Amusan Wins 4th National Title At AFN Trials

The event ended yesterday, and will be used by the AFN to pick athletes for the Paris Olympics, the Africa Championships holding later this month in Cameroon, and the World U-20 Championship in Peru
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Tobi Amusan, the world record holder in the Women's 100m hurdles, won her fourth Nigerian title in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria's National Trials on Monday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin-City, Edo State. She crossed the finish line in 12.78 seconds, ahead of Adaobi Tabugbo, who finished second in 13.33 seconds.

The event ended yesterday, and will be used by the AFN to pick athletes for the Paris Olympics, the Africa Championships to be held later this month in Cameroon, and the World U-20 Championship in Lima, Peru, from August 27 to 31.

Despite having qualified for the Olympics, Amusan ran a smooth race in Benin-City to retain her title.

This season, the 27-year-old has set a world record and twice set the African 60m hurdles (indoor) record, including a world lead at the Jamaican Invitational in May.

In her Olympics appearance, Amusan hopes to reach the podium in Paris, where the Games will take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

The three-time (consecutive) Diamond League winner, two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist, two-time African champion, and three-time African Games gold medalist has competed in two Olympics (Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020).

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