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2023 World Championship: Tobi Amusan through to final, set for title defense

World record holder yet to hit peak performance in Budapest

World record holder Tobi Amusan continued her quest to defend her world title in the 100m hurdles as she breezed past the rest of the field in her semifinal heat to reach the final of the event at the 2023 World Championship in Budapest.

After a tumultuous few months which saw her suspended for alleged anti-doping violations, the Nigerian star was acquitted by a tribunal and allowed to participate in the world championship. She started off with a fine win in her Heat to reach the semifinals before repeating the feat in the semifinals once more.

Amusan overcame a poor start to win her semifinal in 12.56s, ahead of Jamaican star and reigning NCAA champion Ackera Nugent (12.60s) and Dutch hurdler Nadine Visser (12.62s). She has booked an automatic place in the final for a third consecutive edition of the World Championship, and will have Kendra Harrison, Nia Ali and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn among her opponents in the final tomorrow night.

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