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Amusan Returns To Winning Ways, Strikes Gold In Berlin

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Reigning World and Commonwealth champion, Tobi Amusan won the women’s 100mH at the 2022 ISTAF World Continental Tour Silver meeting in Berlin, Germany.

Amusan breasted the tape at 12.45s (-0.3) ahead of Tia Jones, 2nd in 12.58s, while Megan Tapper finished 3rd in 12.66s.

Last month, Amusan finished second behind 2020 Tokyo Olympics winner, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico at the Diamond League Meet in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Amusan, this year already, has won gold at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, and repeated the victorious feat at the 2022 Commonwealth games in the United Kingdom.

She won in a time of 12.45 seconds outpacing American two-time world junior champion, Tia Jones who came in second with a time of 12.58 while Megan Tapper won bronze with a time of 12.66 seconds.

Reacting to her victory, Amusan said she still has room for improvement.

“It has been a long season, but I am still alive. I just wanted to finish strong today. I was here to execute.

“I need to work on what I need to work on, but it is alright. There is always room for improvement. I need to improve my start and my finish.

“I will race again in Zurich. Today, we had a great competitive field. My goal was to focus on myself.”

The Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF) is an annual track and field meeting held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany, the world’s oldest invitational one-day meeting.

It was first organised on July 3, 1921, at the Deutsches Stadion, which was replaced after the 1936 Summer Olympics by the current stadium in 1937.

Since 2010 it has been part of the IAAF World Challenge meetings, the second tier of global one-day athletics events.

Meanwhile, long jumper Ese Brume got her first-ever victory in Brussels winning the Women’s Long Jump, leaping a distance of 6.83m at Brussels Diamond League having finished second in Doha (2018) and Eugene (2022). Brume will be up against home favourite, Malaika Mihambo.

Daily Trust

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