TOKYO2020: Amusan misses out on medal in women’s 100m hurdles final

Team Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan missed out on a podium appearance after her 4th place finish in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

The Nigerian has enjoyed a blistering season by maintaining a high level of consistency. Her great form during the qualifiers made her one of the firm favourites for a medal in Tokyo. The 23-year-old won Heat 3 of the 100m Women’s Hurdles with a time of 12.72 seconds on Saturday to qualify for the semifinal before running a faster time to also win her semifinal race on Sunday.

She was the first Nigerian since Gloria Alozie at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games to make it to the final of the Women’s 100m hurdles event.

Amusan failed the form that saw her win both the Heats and her semifinal races, finishing fourth in Monday’s final with a time of 12.60s, thus missing out on the medals on offer. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won gold in 12.37s while Kendra Harrison of the USA came second and Jamaica’s Megan Tapper claimed silver and bronze respectively.

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