At the first Jamaica Athletics Invitational on Saturday, Tobi Amusan of Nigeria won the 100-meter hurdles in a time that set a new world record of 12.40 seconds.

American Tonea Marshall, who ran 12.42 seconds in late April, has already lost the global lead to Amusan.

The 2022 World Champion and current world record holder overtook Danielle Williams at the eighth hurdle to win the event and cross the finish line first.

Christina Clemons, an American, finished third with a time of 12.54 seconds, behind Williams, who ran a season-best 12.46 seconds.

Amusan will be hoping to continue her strong performance when the Olympics begin in Paris.

At the Jamaica Invitational, American World Leader Daniel Roberts won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.17 seconds.

He defeated Jamaican Lafranz Campbell in third place with 13.37 seconds, and fellow countryman Eric Edwards in second place with 13.33 seconds.

The Jamaica Athletics Invitational is a Silver meet on the Continental Tour.

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