Right now, I need to rest, says Amusan
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World Record holder in 100m hurdles, Tobiloba Amusan, says she need to ‘rest’ after winning the Diamond League on Sunday night in Eugene, Oregon, United States.
The Nigerian ran 12.33sec, a Season Best, to retain her Diamond League title at the Prefontaine Classic Hayward Field.
Right now, I just want to rest. I’m just grateful to God; that is all I can say this season,” Amusan stated. “This win is not about me. It is for my coach, my family, and everyone who supported me throughout this year. It has been a rough one, and I’m just thankful.”
After finishing 6th position at the World Championships in Budapest, all eyes were on Amusan to storm back into reckoning, and ‘Tobi Express’ proved the setback was a flash in the pan.
The 26-year-old breasted the tape ahead of rivals, Camacho-Quinn (12.38) and Kendra Harrison (12.44), claiming her third successive Diamond League title in grand style.
An elated Amusan said she headed into the race thinking it was hers to lose, and that she was thankful to God for making it happen on the Eugene track she felt was hers.
“I came out here and said it’s my race to lose, and I will give my all. I said it’s 200 or nothing. So I came out here and told God to give me strength.
“I said this racing track in Eugene is God’s track. I came here, and I’m like, this is my track. I’m going to dominate, and God did just that.”
Many people were of the opinion that her 6th position finishing in Budapest wasn’t unconnected to her provisional suspension by the Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU), over violation of three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period.
The Ogun State-born Amusan, who is the current