World record holder Amusan triumphs in the Jamaica Invitational


Tobi Amusan, the world record holder, has proven herself to be the fastest woman in the women’s 100m hurdles this year. She ran an impressive time of 12.40s to secure victory at the first Jamaica Athletics Invitational in Kingston, leaving behind Jamaican and world champion, Danielle Williams.

Throughout the race, Amusan trailed behind reigning world champion Williams and America’s Nia Ali. However, in the final moments, she made a remarkable surge and surpassed the previous world-leading time of 12.42s set by Tonea Marshall of the USA on April 20.

Williams came in second with a time of 12.46 seconds, while Christina Clemens from the USA secured third place with a time of 12.54 seconds.

Yanique Thompson, another Jamaican athlete, finished in fourth place with a time of 12.59s, while Ali dropped to fifth with a time of 12.65s.

Amusan and other prominent athletes chose to attend the Jamaica Invitational instead of the Doha Diamond League.

The Nigerian concluded the previous season on a positive note by securing her third consecutive victory in the Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon. This impressive achievement helped silence any critics who had doubts about her performance at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, where she finished fifth and relinquished the title to Williams.