Tobi Amusan wins heat 5 to finish 1st with a time of 12.48s to set her World Athletics Championship 100m hurdles title defense on the way.
Amusan wins the heat despite a slow start from the gun but her tail-end speed compensated for the start, overtaking the Jamaican Megan tapper in the last 20m to win the heat.
The women’s 100MH at the world championship is the most competitive event with the likes of Camacho-quin, Nia Ali, Keni Harrison amongst others having the potentials to win.
Overall, her time is the third fastest in all five heats leaving her behind Keni Harrison in first and just above unbeaten Camacho-Quin.
Earlier in heat 3, Keni Harrison put other competitors on notice with a world lead 12:24 to win.
The 12:24s is the 4th fastest time in history, and of course the fastest time ever produced in the heats of the #WorldAthleticsChamps.
The women’s 100mh semi final will hold on Wednesday, August 22.
Winners of the semi final will run for gold in the he final on Thursday, August 24 at 7:22pm Nigerian time.
Recall that before the commencement of the world championships , Amusan was provisionally suspended.
Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU believes Amusan missed three out of competition tests.