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World Rankings: Amusan drops eight places on eve of Diamond League final

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  • Now third in 100m hurdles; Brume still 150th best overall, fourth in long jump

World 100m hurdles record holder, Tobi Amusan has dropped eight places from 25th to 33rd best in the women’s overall weekly rankings released on Wednesday by

World Athletics ahead of this weekend’s Diamond League final in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

The Nigerian, ranked the fifth best in the world at the start of the year and number one in her event following her triumph nd world record run at the World

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Athletics Championships last year has also slipped from second to third in the high hurdles.

The 26 year old lost her world title last month in Budapest, Hungary and will be seeking a historic title defence this weekend in the Wanda Diamond League.

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Amusan will thus not be seeking to win in Oregon and make history as the second woman in Diamond League history after Dawn Nelson-Harper to win a hat-trick of 100m hurdles titles, she will also hope to, at least, regain her number status in her event.

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The Nigerian, with a 1414 total points score will however have to run close to her 12.12 world record run if she is desirous of overhauling Olympic champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (1437) sits on top of the standings while former world record holder, Kendra Harrison (1420) second.

Meanwhile, long jumper, Ese Brume is still ranked 150th best in the world and number four in the long jump event.

The 27 year old will be seeking her first Diamond Trophy in her debut in the final of the event in Oregon and could move up to second in the event ranking if she wins.

Brume has garnered 1,324 points and could overhaul the duo of Tara Davis-Woodhall and Larissa Iapichino who both have 1,377 points and who will not be in Oregon.

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Reigning World champion, Ivana Vuleta tops the rankings with 1,412 points.

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