Amusan seeking to relieve historic moment in Zurich again

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Tobi Amusan of Nigeria reacts after winning the women 100m hurdles during the Meeting de Paris, part of the 2022 Diamond League series at Stade Charlety on June 18, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

World and Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobiloba Amusan says she is looking forward to recreating the scenario that fetched her the historic Diamond League trophy in Zurich last year when she returns to the Letzigrund Stadium on Thursday.

Amusan made history as the first Nigerian athlete to win a Diamond League discipline when she stormed home first in a then 12.42 seconds African record at the Diamond League final in Zurich.

The event led to a chain of firsts for the Nigerian thereafter as she became the first Nigerian to win a world title, the first to set a world record, the first to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games title and of course the first to set a Games record in the high hurdles.

The Nigerian was in action at the ISTAF Berlin meeting on Sunday and won the race in 12.45 seconds.

The petite reigning Nigeria, African, Commonwealth and World 100m hurdles champion took to her facebook page after the event to express her gratitude to God for winning for the third straight visit to Berlin.

She also hopes to successfully defend her Diamond League trophy in Zurich at the Diamond League final.

‘Glory to God for today (Sunday’s) victory at the ISTAF Berlin meet.
‘Clocked 12.45s which was the identical time I ran last weekend (Aug 26th) to finish 2nd at the Lausanne Diamond League.

‘Next stop is the Diamond League final later this week. Same stadium my winning spree began last year when I became the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League Throphy.

I look forward to that moment once again. Your will be done Oh Lord!,’ she wrote.

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