Tobi Amusan, world champion and record holder in the 100m hurdles, has gotten off to a strong start at the World Athletics Championships, finishing first in Heat 5 with a time of 12.48 seconds.
Despite not having enough time to slow down at the end of the race, Amusan finished ahead of Megan Tapper of Jamaica, who came in second with a time of 12.51 seconds, and Michelle Jenneke of Australia, who came in third with a time of 12.71 seconds.
In a recent development, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) had cleared Amusan to defend her title at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, after a successful year in which she set the world record for the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 12.12 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
She also won the Diamond League title and retained her Commonwealth Games title, all while setting new personal records.
With these accolades under her belt, Amusan is a force to be reckoned with as she returns to defend her title.