Michael Johnson – Race to running record:

– I do not believe that the timing in the 100 meters hurdles is correct. The world record was broken by 0.08 seconds! 12 private notes created. Five national records were set. And Cindy Sember said “I’m running slow” after setting personal and national records. All the athletes looked shocked, Johnson wrote on Twitter.

Amusan shot to 12.06 in the 100m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships. It was his first championship gold. It came just hours after he lowered his previous world record from 12.20 to 12.12 in the semifinals.

Australia’s Michelle Jenneke, who ran to 12.66 in the same heat, could hardly believe her eyes:

– I’m sure that everyone in the heat either sets the personal best or the best season. There’s an electric atmosphere there, he told Dagbladet.

RECORD: Tobi Amusan of Nigeria hits a new world record in the 100m hurdles. Photo: AFP/NTB
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Johnson’s Twitter message caused many to react. Some even accused the former Olympic champion of racism when he doubted Nigeria’s Amusan timing.

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– As a commentator, my job is to comment. When I questioned the time of 28 athletes (not 1 athlete) by questioning whether the time system worked, I was attacked, accused of racism and questioned the talent of an athlete I respected and predicted to win. Not acceptable. I’m moving on, Johnson wrote hours later on Twitter.

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