With most of the outdoor international track and field action already concluded this year, the World Athletics looked back at some of the 22-standout moments with Tobi Amusan’s world record feat in the 100m hurdles event in Oregon making the top seven list.
In some of the season’s highlights published yesterday by the world athletics ruling body, standout performance from the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, the European Championships, the NACAC Championships, the Commonwealth Games, and various other regional and U20 area championships – of course, was on top of the Wanda Diamond League and the Continental Tour circuits.
Listing the 22 memorable moments from the 2022 athletics action, Amusan’s world record in the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon, United States was celebrated.
With the ratification of her 12.12secs feat in the semifinal in Oregon, the World Athletics wrote:“At first many questioned the timing system. Could someone really break the world record by that much in a semifinal? But it soon became apparent that Tobi Amusan’s 12.12 clocking in the 100m hurdles at the World Championships was legitimate, as she went even quicker in the final with a wind-assisted 12.06.”
Also in the standout list is Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo for winning the world U20 100m title in Nairobi last year.
The teenage sensation then displayed his raw speed when clocking a world U20 record of 9.94 in the heats at the World Championships.
But he saved his best for Cali 2022, where he retained his world U20 title in 9.91, an improvement on his own world U20 record.
Top on the list of standout moments is what will surely go down as one of the greatest athletics performances in history, when American Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own already sensational world record to win the 400m hurdles on home soil in Oregon. Her winning time of 50.68 would be competitive in most international 400m flat races.
Also in the fray is Mondo Duplantis who has dominated the pole vault for some time now. But the Swedish vaulter kept his cool at the World Championships and broke his own world record with a stunning 6.21m clearance, with clear daylight between him and the bar.