Nigeria's Amosan improves world record 100m hurdles at World Cup, Visser to miss final |  other sports

Nigeria’s Amosan improves world record 100m hurdles at World Cup, Visser to miss final | other sports

Nigerian athlete Toby Amosan broke the world record in the 100m hurdles at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, USA. She won the first round of the semi-finals on 12.12.

It broke eight hundred from the old record of 12.20, held by American Kendra Harrison in 2016. Harrison finished second in the Amosan heat at 12.27.

Visser misses the final

Nadine Visser did not qualify for the 100m hurdles final. She finished third in her round of the semi-finals with a time of 12.66. This classification did not mean an instant pass and her time was not good enough to force her to qualify for the final.

The 27-year-old ruptured her left hamstring at the Dutch National Championships in February and thus missed the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade. It was the same injury she sustained a year ago that disrupted her preparation for the Olympics. She wasn’t at her best yet in Tokyo, but she finished fifth in the final. This time, the North Holland player was given more time to recover, but Eugene was not able to outdo himself. She eventually ran the twelfth time for all semi-finalists.

Nadine Visser (second from left) is third in the semi-final series. Her time wasn’t good enough for a place in the final. © Reuters

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