Tobi Amusan, the women’s 100m hurdles world record holder, says she took a $50,000 loan to aid her preparation for the World Athletics Championships earlier this year.
Amusan who spoke in a chat with reporters in Lagos on Wednesday 22, September 2022.
On Tuesday 21,September 2022 the World Athletics ratified her 12.12 seconds finish at the world championship semi-final as the new world record.
Amusan became the first Nigerian world champion after she stormed to a sensational 12.06 seconds in the final — but a strong in-race tailwind which was higher than allowed meant it was not acknowledged.
Amusan received $100,000 for breaking the world record in Oregon. She also earned $30,000 for retaining her Diamond League title.
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