Tobi Amusan Faces Camacho, Harrison Hurdle In Zurich Diamond League


By Sportgister Ng

World Athletics Championship and Commonwealth Games record holder in the Women’s 100m Hurdles, Tobi Amusan will faceoff against Jasmine Camacho Quinn and Kendra Harrison in the Diamond League final which kicks off on Thursday in Zurich.

Amusan won last year’s edition in 12.40 and will chase her second consecutive Diamond League title.

Last July the Nigerian hurdler won her first world title in 12.06 after breaking the world record with 12.12 in the final. Amusan also won the Commonwealth Games gold medal in Birmingham in 12.30 and the Diamond League race in Paris in 12.41.

Amusan face a stiff one against Jasmine Camacho Quinn who won six Diamond League races this year in Eugene in 12.45, Rome in 12.37, Stockolm in 12.46, Chorzow in 12.34, Lausanne in 12.34 (beating Amusan) and Brussels in 12.27. She set meeting records in Chorzow, Lausanne and Brussels.

The 100m women’s hurdles line-up will also feature Olympic silver medallist Kendra Harrison, who finished second in Chorzow in 12.37 and third in Brussels in 12.40 , Bitany Anderson, world silver medallist in Eugene in a wind-assisted 12.23, 2019 world champion Nia Ali and world indoor silver medallist Devynne Charlton from the Bahamas.

The winners from the Zurich Diamond League will be awarded a wild-card entry to the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.


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