Born on April 23, 1997, O. Amusan competes in the 100-meter hurdles and the 100-meter dash for the Nigerian track and field team.
She holds the record in the 100-meter hurdles and is the current world, Commonwealth, and African champion.
At the 2022 Athletics World Championships, Amusan won the 100-meter hurdles event, making history as the first Nigerian to win a world title in an athletics event.
She set the world record in the semifinals with a time of 12.12 seconds and then broke her own record in the finals with a time of 12.06 seconds with the help of the wind.
She is a two-time African Games champion in the 100 m hurdles and a multiple-time Commonwealth champion.
How O. Amusan Break World Record for Nigeria
O. Amusan has made history by being the first Nigerian to win a gold medal at the Athletics World Championships.
A female runner from Nigeria won the Olympic gold medal in Oregon, USA, with a time of 12.06 seconds in the hurdles competition.
Amusan took home the gold medal and the world championship in the semi-finals of the 100-meter hurdles.
O. Amusan qualified for the finals with a time of 12.6 seconds, but the officials did not mark it as a record.
The officials have declared that the wind is currently too favourable (at +2.5 whereas the maximum wey dey legal na +2.0).
The Nigerian squad had its ogbonge night on Sunday. They all lined up for the medal stand on the final night of the competition.
With her 7.02-meter long jump, Nigeria won its second gold medal thanks to Ese Brume.
On the other hand, the German Malaika Mihambo (who has Tanzanian ancestry) flogged am for her fourth attempt at 7.09m.
During her final effort, she jumped 7.12 metres, surpassing the previous record by a wide margin.
O. Amusan is overcome with emotion when the Nigerian national song is performed at the Hayward Field stadium in Eugene, Oregon.
If Team Nigeria wins these championships, this will be their best and proudest night ever.
How O. Amusan Moved from Nearly Quitting Athletics and Being “Depressed for weeks” to Being the World’s Fastest 100m Hurdler Ever
The Nigerian athlete had some serious soul-searching to do after the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. At one point, she seriously considered quitting the game.
The current world record holder in the 100-meter hurdles sat down with Olympics.com for an exclusive interview in which she discussed the low point in her career.
Reflected on the race of her life at the 2022 World Championships, and explained why she believes she can break the 12-second barrier.
O. Amusan, the world champion in the 100-meter hurdles, has always been confident in her speed.
However, after failing to medal in Tokyo 2020 in 2021, she pondered giving up athletics.
O. Amusan, a medal prospect for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will begin her quest for her maiden Olympics medal in the early hours of Saturday.
When she competes in the heats of the women’s 100m hurdles. O. Amusan will compete in the third lane in Heat 3 of the first round.
O. Amusan almost missed out on a medal at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, coming in fourth place. She has matured and is now ready to win her maiden Olympic medal.