African Athletics Championship: Amusan falls ill, withdraws from competition

Nigeria female  hurdler, Tobi Amusan didn’t defend her women’s 100m hurdles title at the 2024 African Athletics Championship due to illness.

Amusan had aimed to win her third straight gold medal in the event but had to withdraw at the last minute.

Recall that Amusan came tops in the women’s 100m hurdles in 2018 in Asaba and two years ago in Mauritius.

Had she competed and won, Amusan would have joined Maria Usifo and Glory Alozie as the only athletes with three consecutive African titles in the women’s 100m hurdles.

Nigeria’s Adaobi Tabugo has already qualified for the final.

Team Nigeria won two gold medals on the first of the competition on Friday.

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