Amusan, Nathaniel confirm 2024 Olympic Games spots

Tobi Amusan
Tobi Amusan

Former World 100m hurdles champion, Tobi Amusan and 400m barrier runner, Ezekiel Nathaniel have secured their spots at next year’s Olympic Games in Paris, France.

Last December, World Athletics revealed the pathway to qualify for athletics at Paris 2024, including the entry standards athletes will need to achieve during the timeframes 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

Amusan is the first Nigerian to secure her place at the Games subject to confirmation at the Nigerian Championships in 2024.

She secured her spot at the BAUHAUS-Galan Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on July 2 when she ran 12.52 to win the high hurdles race at the Olympiastadion.

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The entry standard for the 100m hurdles is 12.77.

She has improved her time since then, scorching to a 12.34 personal season’s best at the Silesia Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Diamond League meeting in Chorzów, Poland

Nathaniel, the Nigeria 400m hurdles record holder chose the World Athletics Championships stage in Budapest, Hungary to punch his ticket to his first ever Olympics.

The 20 year old ran 48.47 to seal his ticket to Paris. The entry standard is 48.70.

Meanwhile, long jumper, Ese Brume missed confirming her Paris 2024 ticket at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest by just two centimetres after jumping 6.84m to place fourth in the final.

Brume has appeared in two Olympic Games. She placed fifth in her debut in 2016 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and third five years later in Tokyo, Japan.

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