In an unexpected turn of events at the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest, Hungary, defending champion Tobi Amusan expressed her apologies to her supporters after losing her world women’s 100m hurdles crown to Jamaica’s Danielle Williams.
The shocking upset took place on Thursday, leaving fans and spectators in awe.
Williams, a former champion who secured victory in Beijing back in 2015, delivered an impressive performance with a swift timing of 12.43 seconds.
The thrilling race saw Williams narrowly surpass Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, who completed the race in 12.44 seconds, earning her the second spot.
Kendra Harrison from the United States clinched the third position and the bronze medal with a time of 12.46 seconds.
However, disappointment struck for Amusan and the 2019 winner Nia Ali.
Both athletes failed to make a significant impact on the race, finishing in the sixth and last positions, respectively.
The unexpected outcomes left the crowd astonished, given the previous achievements of both competitors.
Speaking to journalists in a post-race interview, Amusan shared her determination to bounce back stronger in the upcoming year.
Despite the setback, she acknowledged the journey she had undertaken to reach the final.
Reflecting on the challenges she had faced in the past couple of weeks, Amusan emphasized the significance of making it to the final race despite the adversity.
“I just want to say a huge thank you to those who have been supporting me through the ups and downs, Ya’ll stood by me, kept praying for me, God bless you all, I am sorry I might have let you all down, but we will back stronger definitely
“Yeah, it is a tough one; nobody likes to lose but considering what I have gone through in the past couple of months, I am so grateful that I came out.”