Racers Grand Prix: Tobi Amusan back to winning ways in Jamaica

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Nigeria’s world 100m record holder, Tobi Amusan brought the curtains down at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday 3 June recording her first win of the season.

Amusan, the favourite in the women’s 100m hurdles event, demonstrated her class as she sailed over the barriers in a season’s best time of 12.57s dipping ahead of American hurdler Tia Jones (12.72s) with Jamaica’s Megan Tapper clocking 12.80s for third place.

The Racers Grand Prix is a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver-level series meeting held at Jamaica’s national stadium.

Amusan had endured a poor start to her season, losing to Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn who ran a world lead-time of 12.31s to win the Women’s 100 hurdles at the LA Grand Prix last month.

The 26-year-old Commonwealth gold medalist has raced at only three meets so far this outdoor season, but is ranked number seven in the world with a season’s best 12.59 seconds set at the Tom Jones Invitational in Florida in mid-April.