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Tobi Amusan begins 100m Hurdles’ gold medal quest at Heat 5



Nigeria’s brightest hope for medal at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Tobi Amusan will this Tuesday evening be on action.

She is one of the eight that will compete in Heat 5 of the 100m hurdles.

She will run the race in lane 4 which is projected to start at about 12 minutes past seven in the evening. Others in the race are Maayke Tjin-a-lim of The Netherlands in Lane 2,  Jamaica’s Megan Tapper in Lane 3, Australia’s Michele Jenneke in Lane 5, Japan’s Yumi Tanaka in Lane 6, Cyprus Natalia Chrostofi in Lane 7, Liberia’s Ebony Morisson in Lane 8  and Slovenia’s Nika Glojnaričin Lane 9.

There are five heats in all. Four top finishers in each heat will automatically qualify for the semi-finals and will be joined by four others with fastest time.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.