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Tobi Amusan was unable to defend her women’s 100m hurdles title at the 2024 African Athletics Championship due to illness.

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The current world record holder had aimed to secure her third consecutive gold medal in the event. She had previously won the women’s 100m hurdles in 2018 in Asaba and two years ago in Mauritius.

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Had Amusan competed and won, she would have joined Maria Usifo and Glory Alozie as the only athletes to achieve three consecutive African titles in the women’s 100m hurdles.

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Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Adaobi Tabugo has already advanced to the final.

Team Nigeria secured two gold medals on the opening day of competition on Friday.