Dispirited after finishing fourth in the Tokyo Olympics, 25-year-old Tobi Amusan produced one of the outstanding performances at the World Championships in Eugene, winning the 100 metres hurdles gold medal and breaking the world record in the semi-final with a time of 12.12 secs. She became the first Nigerian world champion and world record holder in an athletics event. She also won gold medals in the 100m hurdles and the 4 x 100m relay at the Commonwealth Games.

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