World Record holder, Tobi Amusan has won the 2023 Silesia Diamond League Women’s 100 meters Hurdles event, breaking meet record after finishing the race in 12.34 seconds, which is also her season’s best.
American Kendra Harrison came a close second after Amusan caught her on the line to pip her to the first position in Chorzow, Poland.
The world record holder (12.12 seconds) finished ahead of the stacked field in 12.34 seconds to equal the meeting record.
She was just ahead of her rivals for next month’s Budapest World Athletics Championships, with United States of America’s Keni Harrison second in 12.35 seconds and Nia Ali, another American, third in 12.38 seconds.
Jamaica’s Megan Tapper came fourth in 12.49 seconds in one of the tightest contests of the 2023 Silesia Diamond League meeting.
Akani Simbine and Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa also flew the African flag high in Poland, both of them winning their races.
In the men’s 100 meters, Simbine finished first with 9.97 seconds as 0.02 seconds separated the top four in another close race.
World record holder Niekerk clocked a season’s best and meeting record of 44.08 seconds to win the 400 meters.
In another impressive performance, Yulimar Rojas improved on her own triple jump world lead and set a new meeting record with a 15.18 meters leap in her sixth and final attempt to claim the win.
“It was not easy for me with injuries in my hamstring & my knee. But I trusted in my coach & my work. It’s all about the process. I just won this in a smooth style, I was just running. Honestly, I had no idea that I won when I crossed the finish line.
I take it one step after the next. I knew it was going to be a battle until the finish line. I am happy to compete against the best. I am just out here doing well, I would not say that I am the best. I came out there, I was not feeling too good.
About my start – I would not say that I executed, but the second part of the race was really good. I am most definitely building up for the World Championships, extremely satisfied with my SB – one step at a time.”