At the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Sunday, February 4, Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan broke the African women’s indoor record for the 60 meter hurdles.
She completed the race in an impressive time of 7.75 seconds, surpassing her own previous record of 7.77 seconds set just a month before in Kazakhstan.
Despite her incredible achievement, Amusan finished in second place, narrowly behind Tia Jones of America who secured first place with a swift time of 7.72 seconds.
The competition remained intense, with Devynne Chalton of the Bahamas closely trailing Amusan and finishing in third place with a time of 7.76 seconds.
Amusan had already made a name for herself earlier in the season when she beat the previous African record held by her compatriot Gloria Alozie.
Her consistent pursuit of excellence showcases her commitment to pushing boundaries and establishing new benchmarks in the world of athletics.
In another thrilling event, Nigerian athlete Favour Ofili showcased her prowess in the women’s 300 meters, finishing an admirable second with a time of 35.99 seconds.
The victory was claimed by Gabby Thomas from the US, who set a world-leading time of 35.75 seconds.
Adding to the Nigerian success, Lynna Irby-Jackson from the US secured the third position with a time of 36.05 seconds.