Tobi Amusan of Nigeria won her third consecutive Diamond League Prefontaine Classic championship in the women’s 100m hurdles after a disappointing performance at the World Championships.
Amusan started fast and held off a strong field over the last hurdles, finishing in a season-best 12.33 seconds. Hard-charging Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico came in second in 12.38 seconds, and American Keni Harrison came in third in 12.44 seconds. Danielle Williams of Jamaica finished fourth in 12.47 seconds.
The victory comes a happy end to what has been a challenging summer for Amusan, the world record holder in the race.
The week before the World Championships, Amusan was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for whereabouts failures, only to be cleared by a disciplinary tribunal on the eve of the meet’s kickoff. She wound up finishing an uncharacteristic sixth in the 100m hurdle final in Budapest.
Earlier in the day, and uncertainty over the future of Amusan’s career was laid to rest after the deadline for the AIU to file an official appeal against her overturned ban expired