100m hurdles world record holder, Tobi Amusan on Thursday failed to defend her title after finishing 6th in the final at the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Budapest on Thursday.
30-year-old Danielle Williams of Jamaica won the title in a season-best of 12.43s while Olympic champion, Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn finished second in 12.44s and USA Kendra Harrison came third in 12.46s at the final in Budapest on Thursday evening.
Recall that at the 2022 World Championship in Eugene, USA, Amusan came first with a 12.40 (African record) before setting a new world record of 12.12 to smash the 12.20 world record set by Kendra Harrison in 2016.
Meanwhile, Amusan and 2019 winner, Nia Ali finished a disappointing 6th and 8th respectively.
Amusan started the race slowly and eventually lost her rhythm at the tail end of the race, thus settling for the sixth position.
All eyes were on Amusan to defend and win the race but reverse was the case,
However, despite missing out on the podium finish in Budapest her World Record of 12.12 secs set last year in Oregon, United States still remains intact.