Tobi Amusan: “I saw it coming…”

EUGENE- With an apparently insatiable appetite for success, Nigerian sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan had predicted that she would one day break the world record.

True to her word, the crack Nigerian hurdler left her race adversaries floundering in the 100m hurdles final which was the talk of the town on Day 10 of the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, Eugene.

The 25-year old, left the whole world in shock after setting a new world record in the semis, clocking 12.12. Amusan became the second Nigerian sprint hurdler to win a medal at the Championships after Glory Alozie took silver medal in Seville, Spain in 1999.

The Commonwealth Games, goal of Ofili and company

EUGENE- The Nigerian 4X100m women's relay team is targeting greater success after breaking the long- standing African Record on the penultimate day of the World Championships in Oregon.

The quartet of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha stormed to a new African Record of 42.22 to make up for their missed medal opportunity in Oregon.

Emmanuel Korir targets Rudisha’s world record

Eugene - Emmanuel Korir was just 17 when David Rudisha dropped jaws around London's Olympic Stadium in 2012. Rudisha, only 23 at the time, crossed the finish line in 1 minute 40.91 seconds to become the first and only man to break the 1:41 barrier in one of the great spectacles in Olympic history. Nijel Amos of Botswana was second, in a time that tied him with Sebastian Coe, the current World Athletics boss, as the third-fastest man in the history of the event. But Korir now believes his next mission after back- to-back gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics and Oregon World Championships will be to break Rudisha’s long standing record.

Hugues F. Zango: “I’ll be back stronger after my PhD”

Eugene- Burkinabe Hugues Fabrice Zango hopes to tackle the next World Championships as a doctor upon completion of his PhD studies in December

The Electrical Engineering PhD student at the University of Lille in France is his country's sole medallist at the World Championships in Oregon where he leaped a distance of 17.55m to take silver in the competitive men's Triple Jump.

Gudaf Tsegay: “It’s just the start”

eugene– The City of Eugene in the United States seems to be a lucky charm for Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay after once again bagging a medal, this time a maiden gold.

Tsegay, 25, produced a jaw-dropping sprint down the home straight to clinch her first World Championships gold (14:46.29) after crossing the line first in the women’s 5000m final on the penultimate day of the 2022 global athletics event in Oregon.

Van Niekerk: Patience key to podium comeback

EUGENE– South African top sprinter Wayde van Niekerk says patience will be the key to success in his planned podium comeback.  

The 30-year-old, who holds the 400m World Record of 43.03sec set at the 2016 Rio Olympics, missed out on the World Championships podium in Oregon where he finished fifth in 44.97sec. 

Werkuha Getachew: “I am a history maker!”

EUGENE- Trailblazer Werkuha Getachew once again entered into Ethiopia’s history books after giving her country a maiden women’s 3000m steeplechase silver medal at the World Championships in Oregon.

Entering the race as the reigning African Champion, Werkuha did not disappoint as she pushed World Leader this season Winfred Yavi of Bahrain and Norah Jeruto of Kazakhstan to the wire, setting a new National Record of 8 minutes, 54.61 seconds.

The Motherhood in Faith Delivers in Eugene

Once again, she won it for Kenya. She won it for her daughter. And She did it for all mothers out there. Though many think that being a mom and a professional athlete does not go hand-in-hand, Faith Kipyegon is proving to the world that motherhood is making her a better runner. She clinched her fourth global title in Women's 1500m final in Oregon World Athletics Championships 2022 at Hayward Field.

Tokyo to host 2025 World Athletics Championships

World Athletics Council has selected Tokyo, Japan, to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships.

The 2025 World Athletics Championships will see the sport’s biggest stars return to Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium, venue for last year’s Olympic Games, in the year that the Japanese Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) celebrates its centenary year.