Renowned Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan has responded to her setback in the 100 metres hurdles during the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday night.
Amusan expressed regret to her global supporters for her subpar performance, vowing to make a triumphant return.
Admitting her defeat to Jamaica’s Danielle Williams in the world women’s 100m hurdles, Amusan acknowledged the challenging journey to the final. In a post-race interview, she shared that reaching the final was a formidable accomplishment despite the obstacles she faced in recent weeks.
“I Just want to say a huge thank you to who has been supporting me through the ups and downs, Ya’ll stood by me, kept praying for me, God Bless you all, I am sorry I might have let you all down, but we will back stronger definitely.
“Yeah, it’s a tough one; nobody likes to lose but considering what I have gone through in the past couple of months, I’m so grateful that I came out,” she said.
In a remarkable feat, 30-year-old Williams secured victory with a time of 12.43 seconds at the World Athletics Championships. She triumphed over Puerto Rico’s Olympic champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who clocked in at 12.44 seconds, while Kendra Harrison of the United States clinched the bronze with a time of 12.46 seconds.
Regrettably, Tobi Amusan and the 2019 champion Nia Ali had a challenging outing, landing in sixth and last place, respectively, in the competition.