Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has emerged as the winner of the Diamond League trophy for an astonishing third consecutive time. On Sunday night in Oregon, Amusan with a time of 12.33s emerged the winner of the fiercely contested 100m hurdles event to shut her critics after a disappointing outing in Budapest. Amusan with Sunday’s remarkable performance made history as the second woman in Diamond League history after Dawn Nelson-Harper to win a hat-trick of 100m hurdles titles. Interestingly, it was in Oregon where Amusan won the world title last year and also set a world record in the process.
For Sunday’s race, the hard-charging Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico finished second in 12.38s while American Keni Harrison was third in 12.44s. Jamaican Danielle Williams, who dethroned Amusan in Budapest, finished fourth in 12mint 47 seconds. It’s been a torrid sporting season for Amusan, but she proved decisively on Sunday that she is arguably the best sprint hurdler in the world. The sweet victory in Oregon triumphantly ended a difficult summer for Amusan. Many people remember how Amusan failed in his preparations for the World Championships in Budapest after being temporarily suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit over venue concerns. The 26-year-old was acquitted by a disciplinary tribunal shortly before the competition began and it was no surprise when the uncharacteristic Amusan finished sixth in the 100m hurdles final in Budapest.