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World Athletics Ractifies Amusan 100m Hurdles Record

The women’s 100-meter hurdles world record achieved by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Championships has been recognized by the World Athletics.

The world governing body of athletics also stated today that Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin’s record times had also been approved.

At the World Athletics Championships, which were held in Oregon, America, in July, the athletes broke the records.

The statement read, “The world records set by Tobi Amusan, Mondo Duplantis, and Sydney McLaughlin at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 have been ratified.

According to the statement, the world U20 record of 9.94 set by Letsile Tebogo in the men’s 100m heats and the times of 12.12 by Amusan in the women’s 100m hurdles semifinals, 6.21m by Duplantis in the men’s pole vault final, and 50.68 by McLaughlin in the women’s 400m hurdles final are all now officially in the record books.

In the semi-finals of the World Championships in Oregon, USA, the 25-year-old Amusan shocked the world by running a time of 12.12 seconds, nearly a tenth of a second faster than the previous world record of 12.20 seconds held by American Keni Harrison. Harrison went on to win gold in the final at the Hayward Field stadium.