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Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian Amusan misses out narrowly on 100m hurdles podium finish

Nigeria’s Oluwatobi Amusan has missed out narrowly on a podium finish in the Women’s 100m hurdles at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The 2-time African Games 100m hurdles medalist finished fourth in 12.60 seconds just behind Jamaica’s Megan Tapper’s 12.55 seconds.

She bettered the 12.62 seconds that qualified her to the final as the winner of semifinal 1.

Despite missing out on a medal, Amusan became the first Nigerian since Glory Alozie at Sydney 2000 to reach the 100m hurdles final at the Olympics after 21 years.

Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn posted 12.37 seconds to win gold, while the USA’s Kendra Harrison (silver) and Jamaican Megan Tapper (bronze) clocked 12.52 and 12.55 seconds, respectively.