Thrilling Rivalry Renewed: Camacho-Quinn vs. Amusan in Lausanne's Hurdles Spectacle
Thrilling Rivalry Renewed: Camacho-Quinn vs. Amusan in Lausanne's Hurdles Spectacle

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (May 11) – Get ready for an electrifying showdown as Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and world record holder Tobi Amusan of Nigeria go head-to-head in the 100m hurdles at the upcoming Athletissima meeting in Lausanne on June 30.

This highly anticipated event promises to be a thrilling chapter in their intense rivalry as they battle for supremacy in the women’s 100m hurdles.

Amusan, who currently holds the Wanda Diamond League champion and world champion titles, shattered the world record with a lightning-fast time of 12.12 at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon last year. She continued her dominance by defending her Diamond Trophy, securing her second consecutive Diamond League title.

On the other hand, Camacho-Quinn has been a force to be reckoned with on the Diamond League circuit for the past two seasons, clinching victory in six out of nine races. She established herself as a formidable competitor by setting a meeting record of 12.34 in last year’s Athletissima in Lausanne.

However, it was Amusan who delivered a standout performance during the Wanda Diamond League final, breaking the meeting record with a time of 12.29 to defend her title and frustrate Camacho-Quinn at a crucial moment.

Joining these two stars on the track will be Ditaji Kambundji from Switzerland and Reetta Hurske from Finland. Additionally, Yaroslava Mahuchikh from Ukraine, the defending Wanda Diamond League champion in women’s high jump, will face tough competition from Australia’s Nicola Olyslagers and Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam.

In the women’s 800m race, the reigning Wanda Diamond League 800m champion Mary Moraa will go head-to-head with 2021 champion Keely Hodgkinson.

The Wanda Diamond League, known as the premier one-day meeting series in athletics, showcases the 14 most prestigious events in global track and field. Athletes compete for points at the 13 series meetings, aiming to qualify for the two-day Wanda Diamond League Final in Eugene on September 16th-17th.

Camacho-Quinn has already taken an early lead in her quest to secure a spot in this year’s final, earning valuable points by winning the 100m hurdles at the season opener in Doha last Friday.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.