Tobi Amusan beaten at Lausanne Diamond League

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Tobi Amusan yesterday failed to win a major race for the first time since she set the world record in women’s 100m hurdles in July.

The Nigerian, African, Commonwealth and world champion came second to Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn at the Lausanne Diamond League in Switzerland.

Camacho-Quinn got off the blocks fast and she led the rest of the strong field to the finish line in a new meeting record of 12.34 seconds.

Amusan, who set a new world record of 12.12 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America in July, finished second in 12.45s, with USA’s Tia Jones third in a new personal best time of 12.47s.

Jamaica’s Brittany Anderson finished fourth in 12.59s, beating former world record holder Kendra Harrison in a photo finish as they finished in the same time.

Harrison, whose old world record of 12.20s was broken by Amusan in July, would be disappointed that she could not be among the first three.

Amusan will have another chance to beat Camacho-Quinn when they go head to head again at the Diamond League finals in Zurich, Switzerland in two weeks’ time.

The Nigerian star had beaten Tokyo 2020 Olympics champion Camacho-Quinn in the final of the World Athletics Championships, with the Puerto Rican finishing third, a disappointing outcome by her standards.

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