Cameroon’s 23rd Senior Athletics Championship:Amusan Forced to Pull Out

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• Illness forces the star athlete to withdraw

• Women’s 100m Hurdles champion’s hope swindles

• Benin City national trials star

• #UgSportsNow

Tobi Amusan, the World 100m hurdles champion, has had to withdraw from participating in the 23rd Senior Athletics Championship in Cameroon due to illness.

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Reports indicate that she has been sidelined by a sore throat, which has prevented her from competing and potentially becoming the third Nigerian high hurdler to win the 100m hurdles three times at the African Athletics Championships.

Women’s 100m Hurdles champion’s hope swindles

In 2015, Amusan took gold in the 100 m hurdles at the African Junior Championships and the same year, as an 18-year-old, secured her first title at the African Games. In 2021, Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete to win a Diamond League title as she took the 100 m hurdles trophy, breaking the then-African record held by Glory Alozie in the process. She retained her title in 2022 and 2023.

Amusan, who recently clinched victory in the Women’s 100m Hurdles Final at the National Trials in Benin City, Edo State, had high hopes for the championships. Her aim was to continue her winning streak and maintain her exceptional form as she geared up to represent Nigeria in the 100m Hurdles Heats. However, the unexpected illness has disrupted her plans and forced her to step back from the competition.

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Benin City national trials star

The talented hurdler has been a standout performer in the athletics world, showcasing her skills and determination time and time again. Her surprise victory at the national trials wowed fans in Benin City as she successfully defended her national title. With her eyes set on the Paris 2024 Olympics, Amusan has been diligently preparing and striving to reach new heights in her career.

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It’s not yet over for Amusan

From an early age, Amusan was an accomplished athlete. She was the 200 metres silver medallist at the 2013 African Youth Championships held in Warri. A year later, she took her first major medal in the 100 metres hurdles, which was also silver, at the African Youth Games. She then claimed gold in the event at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa. Also in 2015, while making her All-Africa Games debut as an eighteen-year-old, she won the gold medal in the 100 m hurdles.

Despite this setback, Amusan remains a formidable force in the world of athletics, and her fans are eagerly anticipating her return to competition. Her dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment to her sport have made her a role model for aspiring athletes worldwide. As she focuses on her recovery and looks ahead to future competitions, the athletics community stands in support of Tobi Amusan, wishing her a swift return to the track and continued success in her career.

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