Tobi Amusan Secures Victory in 60-Metre Hurdles at Meeting Lievin in France

It was another day, another slay for Nigeria’s track and field superstar, Tobi Amusan, as she won the 60-metre hurdle at the Meeting Lievin in France on Sunday.

In a thrilling race, the 26-year-old Nigerian athlete outpaced Laeticia Bapte of France, crossing the finish line at 7.83 seconds compared to Bapte’s 7.97 seconds. Meanwhile, Sarah Lavin of Ireland followed closely behind with a time of 7.98 seconds.

Unsurprisingly, Tobi Amusan is hitting the ground running in 2024. This 60-metre hurdle win is the second of her wins this year, as Tobi already set a new record at the Astana Indoor Meet in Kazakhstan.

Amusan after her final victory at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene

On January 27, 2024, Tobi Amusan achieved her first victory of the year by breaking Gloria Alozie’s 25-year-old record in the 60m hurdles indoor event. Amusan clocked in at 7.77 seconds, surpassing Alozie’s previous record of 7.82 seconds set during the 1999 Madrid Championship. With this remarkable feat, Tobi Amusan has now become the new record holder of the African Women’s indoor record.

The year 2024 holds great promise for the Nigerian track and field superstar.

Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Athletics Championships

The achievements of Tobi Amusan

Here is a list of Tobi Amusan’s records so far:

  • The first-ever Nigerian world champion and world record holder in an athletics event

  • Current world record holder for 12.12 seconds in the 2022 World Championships 100 m hurdles

  • The current Diamond League champion in the 100 metres hurdles having won the final in 12.33 seconds

  • She has a winning streak for the Diamond League 100-metre hurdles in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

  • Became the first Nigerian to win the Diamond League 100-metre hurdle in 2021

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  • ChiAmaka Dike

    Chiamaka is the Features Editor at Marie Claire Nigeria. She is a woman who is passionate about God, women, and top-notch storytelling in all formats. Send all feature pitches her way - chiamaka@marieclaire.ng

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