Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan has won the World Athletic Championship for 100m hurdles in Oregon and set a new world record while claiming her gold medal.

The 25-year-old was on top form going into the final, sprinting the 100m hurdle in a record time of 12.12 seconds.

However, she has beaten her semi-final record by sprinting the 100m hurdle in 12.06 seconds to win the World Athletic Championship.

The 25-year-old is the first African and Nigerian to achieve the remarkable feat.

Amusan won the grand prize of $100,000 which is about 65 million naira.

Jamaican Britany Anderson and Olympic Champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn came second and third respectively at 12.23s.