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Amusan breezes into final, set for world title defence

World champion and record holder in women’s 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan, is one race away from successfully defending the title she won in 2022 after easing into the final of the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday.

She clocked a time of 12.56secs to win the second semi-final and take one of the automatic spots in the final, which comes up in the evening session on Thursday (today).

Like she did in the heats on Tuesday, Amusan picked up slowly from the starting block and crossed the line ahead of Jamaica’s Ackera Nugent, who picked the second qualifying spot in the race in a time 12.60secs.

Amusan’s 12.56 is the eight best qualifying time for the final.

Relief, however, came two days before Budapest 2023, after a panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal, by majority decision, found her not guilty of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) of three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period.

The final is slated for 7:22pm Nigerian time.



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