Nigeria Star Girl, Amusan wins again at ISTAF 2022 Berlin Meet


Tobi Amusan, the world record holder in the women's 100m hurdles, won in 12.45 seconds on Sunday at the ISTAF 2022 Berlin meeting. The competition is part of the Silver level World Athletics Continental Tour series.

Amusan entered Sunday's race after finishing second at the 2022 Lausanne Diamond League meeting last month, but she said she was confident of improving at the Olympic Stadium this weekend.

The Nigerian standout got off to a fast start, quickly building a sizable lead, and then powered away to win.

She fell at the last hurdle and was seen limping at the finish line, even minutes after her celebrations. However, the world champion later revealed that she was fine and is now looking forward to her next competition, the 2022 Wanda Diamond League final in Zurich later this week.

Tia Jones, a two-time world junior champion from the United States, finished second in 12.58 seconds, while Olympic bronze medalist Megan Tapper of Jamaica was pushed back to third in 12.66 seconds.

"It's been a long season, but I'm still alive. Today, I just wanted to finish strong. I was here to carry out orders. I need to work on what I need to work on, but everything is fine. There is always room for growth. I need to work on my start and finish," Amusan said after her victory.

"I'll compete again in Zurich. We had a very competitive field today. My goal was to concentrate on myself," She added.

Amusan won the world title in Oregon in July with the fastest time in any conditions of 12.06 seconds, just hours after setting the current world record in the semi-final with a time of 12.12 seconds.

Meanwhile, Isabel Mayer, the top German finisher, ran a personal best time of 13.24 to improve on the 13.25 she ran in June.

"Today couldn't have gone any better for me, I was ecstatic because the German Championships here had been a bit traumatic for me. Today I felt fantastic. I just wanted to have a good time, and it worked out today," Mater said.

In addition, Ese Brume, who won her first Diamond League Meet on Friday by winning the Women's Long Jump event at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme in Brussels, Belgium, finished second in the women's long jump event in Berlin.

The Commonwealth champion cleared 6.78m to finish second behind world and Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo, who cleared 6.92m.

Brume won her first ever competition in Brussels, with a distance of 6.83m, after finishing second in Doha (2018) and Eugene (2022).


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