Amusan wins heat and advances to the final of the World Athletics Championships

Tobi Amusan has qualified for the women’s 100m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Amusan overcame a late start to win Heat 2 in 12.56 seconds.

Ackera Nuggent of Jamaica finished second in 12.60 seconds, while Nadine Visser of Canada finished third in 12.62 seconds.

Kendra Harrison, a former world record holder, won the first semi-final race in 12.33 seconds.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won Heat 3 in 12.41 seconds, followed by Nia Ali in 12.49 seconds.

Amusan will compete in the event’s final on Sunday night.

The Nigerian is the event’s current record holder and defending champion.