Tobi Amusan signs a new African record in the 100m Hurdles

The Africans played their part well at the Paris meeting, 6th stage of the Diamond League, on Saturday June 18.Thus, the Nigerian Tobi Amusan improved her African record in the 100m hurdles by achieving 12''41.


The old record was 12.42. Amusan flew over the race ahead of Bahamian Devynne Charlton 12''63 and Briton Cindy Sember 12''73, with the meeting record and the best performance of the season at stake.For his part, the South African Luxolo Adams flew over the 200m by winning with a personal best of 19”82.

He beat the Dominican Alexander Ogando (20''03) and the Franco-Senegalese Mouhamadou Fall (20''26) and especially the Canadian Andre de Gresse, Olympic champion in the 200m, ranked 4th with a time of 20''38 .Ethiopian Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega topped the 5,000m in 12:56.19, very close to his season best time of 12.54.87 set at the League meeting. rome diamondHugues Fabrice Zango, Olympic bronze medalist from Burkina Faso, finished fourth in the triple jump with 17.25m.On the other hand, Ethiopians Sembo Alemayehu (9'09''19) and Abebe Mekides (9'11''09) were beaten by Bahrain of Kenyan origin Yavi Winfred who was credited with a time of 8'56 ''55.Sprinters Marie Josée Ta Lou (11''01) and Gina Bass (11''24) finished far from Jamaican Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce who broke the clock with 10''67.

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