Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan, broke the African women’s indoor record in the 60-meter hurdles at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Sunday.
She clocked 7.75 seconds, improving her own mark of 7.77 seconds that she set in Kazakhstan in January.
Despite the new record, Amusan came second in the race, behind American Tia Jones who ran 7.72 seconds to set a new meeting record and a world-leading time for the year. Devynne Chalton of the Bahamas was third with 7.76 seconds in a close finish.
Notably, Amusan had already surpassed the African record on January 27 in her first race of the new athletic season, surpassing the record set by compatriot Gloria Alozie.
In January, she had set a new African women’s 60-metre hurdles indoor record with a time of 7.77 seconds.
The performance came at the Astana Indoor Meet in Kazakhstan.
Amusan shattered fellow Nigerian, Gloria Alozie’s longstanding continental mark of 7.82 seconds set in 1999.
The 26-year-old stormed to victory in the 60m hurdles final ahead of American Nia Ali and Ireland’s Sarah Lavin.
In 2022, Amusan became the first Nigerian to win a World Athletics Championship gold. She also broke the women’s 100m hurdles world record enroute to that triumph.