Reigning 100m hurdles queen, Tobiloba Amusan has scorched to a new 12.49 seconds personal best at the Meeting Pro Athlé Tour de Sotteville Les Rouen in France.
The time has thrown the petite Nigerian to third on the 2019 IAAF top list of performances behind Jamaica’s Janeek Brown who ran 12.40 seconds to win the NCAA title in June.
The Commonwealth queen has not only become the third woman to break 12.50 over the high hurdles so far this year, but she is also the 38th fastest woman of all time in the event.
Also, she becomes the second Nigerian African woman in 12.50 seconds after Glory Alozie who holds the African record of 12.44 seconds set in August last year.
She improved to a new 12.71 seconds personal season’s best last month at the Josef Odložil Memorial in the Czech Republic before the geometrical proportion in Sotteville.
The Nigerian will be aiming for Alozie’s African record this weekend at the 2019 Muller Anniversary IAAF Diamond League meeting in London.