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Tobi Amusan Shines with Impressive Speed at Gyulai Istvan Memorial Meet

World champion Tobi Amusan showcases exceptional speed at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet, signaling strong form ahead of the World Championships.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 18th July 2023
Tobi Amusan

In a thrilling display of speed and skill, world champion hurdler Tobi Amusan secured her second international victory at the prestigious Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet in Hungary. Amusan’s exceptional performance reaffirmed her position as one of the world’s top athletes, signaling her readiness for the upcoming World Championships in Budapest.


Amusan’s electrifying run saw her clock an impressive time of 12.35s (-0.5), narrowly missing her Silesia Diamond League Meeting Record of 12.34s. The Nigerian athlete’s impeccable technique and blistering pace propelled her to a well-deserved first-place finish. Notably, she outperformed formidable opponents, including US champion Nia Ali, who finished in 12.41s, and fellow compatriot Alaysha Johnson, who recorded a time of 12.51s.




This victory marks Amusan‘s second triumph in just two days and extends her winning streak to an incredible five consecutive wins since the start of July. Her previous victories include commanding performances at the Stockholm Diamond League and two wins at the Nigeria trials in Benin. Recently, she also clinched victory in Silesia, underlining her exceptional form leading up to the World Championships.



The 26-year-old’s exceptional speed and consistency in July demonstrate that she has reached peak performance at precisely the right moment. Her times over the past two days represent her fastest performances at this stage of the season, emphasizing her unwavering dedication and meticulous preparation.




With such remarkable achievements under her belt, Amusan’s focus now shifts towards the World Championships in Budapest. Armed with her current outstanding form and an enviable track record, she aims not only to defend her title but also to challenge her own World Record (WR) in the process.


The progression of Amusan’s performances throughout July suggests a significant breakthrough for the world champion. Fans and enthusiasts eagerly await her future endeavors, hoping that her exceptional form will carry her through the upcoming months, culminating in further triumphs in August and September.


As Tobi Amusan continues to shine on the track, she serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes worldwide, proving that hard work, dedication, and a passion for excellence can propel one to extraordinary heights in the world of athletics.


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