Tobi Amusan breaks own record in 60m hurdles

February 6, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Nigerian sprint icon, Tobi Amusan has set a new African women’s indoor 60-meter record of 7.75 seconds at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston. The 27-year-old’s 7.75 seconds in Boston means she has retired the 7.77 mark she set in Kazakhstan at the Astana Indoor Meet in January. Despite setting an African record, Amusan’s 7.75 effort was insufficient Read More

Diamond League triumph: Sports Minister hails Amusan, Brume

September 18, 2023 Editor 0

Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has congratulated Oluwatobiloba Amusan for winning the 100m Women’s Hurdles in a time of 12.33 to reclaim her Diamond League title in Eugene, Oregon, United States of America. Enoh stated that the victory was a beautiful way for Amusan to wind down an athletic season that brought joy, tears and goosebumps. He Read More

Brume heads to China for Diamond League, Amusan for Oregon

September 1, 2023 Admin III 0

World Championships silver medalist, Ese Brume, has landed in China in search of Diamond League points. Brume, a three-time World Athletics Championships (indoors and outdoor) medalist, is seeking to become the second Nigerian to compete in the final of the Diamond League. She was confirmed for the Xiamen, China meeting, this Saturday (September 2, 2023). Brume’s coach, Kayode Yahaya, who Read More

World Athletics Championship: Amusan set for final showdown

August 24, 2023 Admin III 0

World champion and record holder in women’s 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan, is one race away from successfully defending the title she won in 2022 after easing into the final of the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday. She clocked a time of 12.56secs to win the second semi-final and take one of the automatic spots in the Read More

AIU fumes as Amusan settles to defend World Athletics Championship title  

August 19, 2023 Editor 0

Shortly after Nigeria’s sprint star, Tobi Amusan’s suspension was lifted ahead of 2023 World Athletics Championship, Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has vowed to appeal tribunal’s decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports. In its further reaction, AIU via a statement by its Head Brett Clothier expressed disappointment at the panel of disciplinary tribunal set up to look into Amusan’s appeal following a whereabouts Read More

World Athletics Championship: At last, AFN drops Amusan

August 9, 2023 Admin III 0

World women’s 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobi Amusan was conspicuously missing from Team Nigeria’s list of 26 athletes to the World Athletics Championships,  which was released by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Tuesday. The list has 11 male and 15 female athletes for the championships, which holds from August 19 to 27 in Budapest, HungarySilver medallist at Read More

Doping violation: Amusan enters AIU trap, faces charges

July 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Women’s hurdles world record-holder, Tobi Amusan, on Wednesday said she has been charged with an alleged anti-doping rule violation, casting doubt on her participation in next month’s world championships. “Today the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has charged me with an alleged rule violation for having 3 missed tests in 12 months,” she said in a post on Instagram. The Nigerian Read More

Amusan hits new high in National trials ahead of World Championship

July 6, 2023 Admin III 0

World record holder, Tobi Amusan, on Wednesday retained her national title after storming across the finish line in a smooth 12.70secs under the rain to win the women’s 100m hurdles event at the National Trials for the 2023 World Athletics Championships, which holds next month in Budapest, Hungary. Amusan was competing in Nigeria for the first time since setting the Read More

Amusan returns to winning ways with Stockholm Diamond League win

July 3, 2023 Admin III 0

World record holder, Tobi Amusan, stormed to her first Diamond League win this season in Stockholm on Sunday. In what was her second Diamond League race of the season, she clocked 12:52s to win the race on the slippery track. Before her first win of the season on Sunday, the hurdler has improved steadily in the current athletics season, lowering Read More

Amusan finishes third at Golden Spike

June 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan on Tuesday evening in Ostrava, Czech Republic improved on her Season’s Best, crossing the line in a time of 12.47s. The time earned the reigning world champion and record holder third place finish in the women’s 100m Hurdles at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet. Puerto Rican ,Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn ran a Meeting Record of 12.42s to Read More

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

June 5, 2023 Admin III 0

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 Read More

Amusan now masters degree holder 

May 20, 2023 Admin III 0

World record sprint czar, Tobi Amusan, has now bagged a masters degree from University of Texas El Paso in the United States of America. With this, the Nigerian sprint star has added another feather to her great collection of laurels. In 2021, the sprint sensation shocked the world by winning an Olympic Gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2020 Read More