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.
ANOTHER NEAR MISS
Tobi Amusan of Nigeria 🇳🇬 was just 5secs from a podium finish in women's 100m hurdles.
🥇Camacho-Quinn 🇵🇷 12.36s
🥈Kendra Anderson 🇺🇸 12.52s
🥉 Tapper 🇯🇲 12.55s
Tobi Amusan 🇳🇬 12.60s
— SportyAfrica.com (@SportyAfrica) August 2, 2021
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.