Nigeria’s Tobiloba Amusan has set her sight on claiming first spot at the Stockholm Diamond League before ahead of  the World Athletics Championships and the Commonwealth Games.

Amusan, last year’s Diamond League Champion stormed to a win in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Paris Diamond League  Saturday night, where she set a new African record of 12.41 seconds in the women’s 100m hurdles.

She dusted World Indoor silver medallist, Devynne Charlton from the Bahamas (12.63secs) and Cindy Sember from Great Britain (12.73secs).

“Definitely, I have been well prepared for this competition because I have been training really hard. I came to execute well and to get the win and it worked,” Amusan disclosed. “I am not the best starter but I tried to stay with the girls: I have the national Trials coming up next week, so I am leaving home to Nigeria. Then I have the Stockholm Diamond League and will get ready for the World Championships.”

Amusan who has been outstanding in the past few days with back-to-back wins in the just concluded African Athletics Championship and Continental Gold Tour in Finland is expected back in Nigeria to compete in the 2022 Nigeria Athletics Championships billed for this week in Benin, Edo State.

The Championship will serve as selection trials for the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.


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