Reigning World 100m hurdles champion, Tobi Amusan, will be hoping to win the last major global title of the outdoor season and get her hands, once again, on the iconic Diamond Trophy today in Zurich, the venue of the 2022 Diamond League final.
The Nigerian began her historic run on the track with the Diamond League trophy last year when she sped to a then 12.42-second African record to win the high hurdles in Zurich.
That feat made her the first Nigerian athlete to win a Diamond League discipline at the final and be crowned the Diamond League champion for the year.
The 25-year-old has not looked back since that historic run in Zurich last year September.
Today, Amusan will be hoping to complete the task by successfully defending her Diamond League crown. She will, however, have to contend with reigning Olympic champion, Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who, since winning the bronze in Oregon at the World Championships has been undefeated.
The Puerto Rican defeated Amusan at the Stockholm and Lausanne Diamond League meetings. She also won in Silesia and Brussels (where she ran a new 12.27 seconds personal lifetime best), setting meeting records at the three most recent meetings.
Amusan began 2022 by successfully defending her African Championships title in Mauritius in June before traveling to Paris to smash her 12.42s African record.
She ran 12.41s at the Diamond League meeting in Paris before storming Benin City to rewrite the 12.63s Nigerian Championships record set in 1997 by Angela Atede.
Amusan ran 12.58s to add the championships record to her collections before speeding at the World Championships to a world record 12.12s in the semifinals, following it with a wind-assisted 12.06s in the final to win gold.
She went on to win the Commonwealth Games title in a Games record 12.30s, becoming the first Nigerian track and field athlete to successfully defend an individual title at the Games.