Tobi Amusan of Nigeria celebrates with “Buga” after breaking world record for the 100-meter hurdles in 12.12 seconds.
The 25-year-old Nigerian ran even faster in the final, but an unlawful tailwind caused her 12.06 to be disqualified.
The previous record, 12.20, was established in 2016 by Kendra Harrison, an American.
“That race was wild. Actually, I believed that my pace was slow. I can’t deny Tobi was outstanding, Sember stated after finishing sixth in the final.
I’m her celebration, Tobi was seen dancing to “Buga” by Kizz Daniel
???? Tears of joy for new world record holder Tobi Amusan as she collects Nigeria's first ever World Championship gold! What a moment! ? pic.twitter.com/0oAjQZLOJb— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_AUS) July 25, 2022
The race?? pic.twitter.com/6LWwowLQ1O— OLAMILEKAN (@Iam_Lekinx) July 25, 2022