In Gainesville, Fla.
Nigerian track star Tobi Amusan qualified for the women’s 100m hurdles at the Tom Jones Memorial event this month in Gainesville, Fla.
Amusan, a world-record holder, is the reigning World Athletics champion and has posted a world mark of 12.12 seconds in the hurdles last week. Meanwhile, American Nia Ali clocked the fastest time at the meet with a wind-aided 12.55 seconds after winning the second heat ahead of Danielle Williams of Jamaica. Williams, a former world champion, came in at 12.64 seconds while Kerrica Hill, also from Jamaica, clocked in at 12.68 seconds.
Born Oluwatobiloba Ayominde Amusan, the 25-year-old has won the African Games three times as well as capturing the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in 2021. In 2022, during the Paris Diamond League, Amusan broke a record and became third in the world. That year, she broke another world record by winning the 100-meter hurdles gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.
Amusan is the second athlete from the University of /texas at El Paso to be named C-USA Female Track Athlete of the Year (2016). Amusan finished fourth in the 100m hurdles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Considered among the wealthiest track stars, Amusan’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.