Budapest 2023: Tobi Amusan fails to defend her 100-meter hurdles crown after she came 6th

Tobi Amusan, the reigning world champion, was unable to successfully defend her title after placing sixth in the final on Thursday at the current world athletics championship in Budapest.

Jamaican Danielle Williams won the competition with a season-best time of 12.43 seconds. Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico and American Kendra Harrison finished second and third, respectively, in 12.44 and 12.46 seconds. World champion Kendra Harrison finished sixth in 12.62 seconds in her third straight final.

Amusan won the 2022 World Championship in Eugene, Oregon, with a 12.40 (an African record) before breaking the previous mark of 12.20 established by Kendra Harrison in 2016.

The world record holder for the hurdles lost the opportunity to join Sally Pearson of Australia, Gail Devers and Michelle Perry of the United States, and Sally Devers in becoming the fourth woman to win at least two gold medals in the women’s 100-meter hurdles event at the World Championships.

At the National Athletics Centre in Budapest, Hungary, the Nigerian athlete competed in her third straight final against Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, Ditaji Kambundji of Switzerland, Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas, Kendra Harrison and Nia Ali of the United States, and Ackera Nugent and Danielle Williams of Jamaica.

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