Nigerian female hurdler, Oluwatobiloba Amusan has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games, following her superlative performance in Doha. The US-based athlete ran a100m hurdles Season Best of 12.73 seconds on May 3. The qualification standard in the event is 12.84 seconds. The qualification window for Tokyo 2020 opened on May 1.
The Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Sunday Adeleye told The Guardian yesterday that Amusan was the third Nigerian to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
According to him, US-based male sprinter, Divine Oduduru, and shot putter, US-based Chukwuebuka Enekwachi had booked their tickets earlier.
Oduduru broke records in 100m, 200m races recently in the US, where he ran the world’s fastest time for this year at the 2019 Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas. Read more