Brittney Anderson set a new Jamaican record in the women’s 100m hurdles to qualify for the final of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field in Eugene, USA.
Anderson dominated her semi-final against Jasmine Camcho-Quinn of Peurto Rico.
Anderson, Jamaica’s most consistence for the past two seasons, crossed the line in 12.31 seconds. The time erased the previous Jamaica record of 12.32, set by Danielle Williams in 2019.
The Jamaican time also makes her the 9th fastest performer of all-time.
Meanwhile, Tobi Amusan (NGR) set a world record in the semi-finals, heat 1, running 12.12 to better the record of 12.20 of Keni Harrison (USA) from 2016, who finished 2nd to her in that heat. Amusan’s mark is the 1st world record set by a Nigerian woman.
Amusan’s mark is only the 4th world record set in the women’s 100 metre hurdles in a heat or semi-final, and the 1st such record in 36 years. The other two were set in the embryonic days of the event, back in 1969, just when the women were moving up from the 80 metre hurdles.
Harrison’s time of 12.27 behind Amusan is still the 11th fastest all-time performance.
Jamaica and the United States both qualified 2 runners for the final.