Commonwealth Games champion Tobi Amusan produced the best performance of her career to win Heat 5 of the women’s 100m Hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha.
Drawn in lane 9, Amusan did well to close the gap on advancing Janeek Brown, who got off to a rather lightening start, before peeling past the Jamaican in the last 30m of the race, clocking a PB of 12.48s.
The Nigerian hurdler’s performance was so good that it earned her qualification to the semi-finals with the fastest time recorded in all heats of the event.
Notably, Amusan’s 12.48s is well within touching distance of the 21-year-old African Record of 12.44s set by her compatriot Glory Alozie, and it’s only a matter of time before the ex-UTEP sensation beats the mark.
Meanwhile, only moments later, Ese Brume easily sealed her place in the final of the women’s Long Jump with a leap of 6.89m on her first attempt in the qualification series.
With multiple world champion Brittney Reece already eliminated, the Nigerian jumper will have probably only European Champion Malaika Mihambo to contend with for Gold in Sunday’s final.