Michael Johnson accused of ‘black racism’ after questioning Toby Imusen’s world record

Michael Johnson has been accused of ‘black racism’ after he questioned Nigerian athlete Tobi Amosin about the time he broke the 100m hurdles world record – as did a host of other athletes. Achieved a personal best at the World Championships.

  • Michael Johnson has been accused of racism after questioning his world record.
  • Nigeria’s Tobi Amosen beats Kendra Harrison’s 2016 100m hurdles time
  • Amosen beat the previous record at the World Athletics Championships by 0.08 seconds.
  • Johnson pointed out that he questioned the times of other runners besides Amosen.

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Track legend Michael Johnson has been accused of ‘black racism’ after questioning whether Nigerian sprinter Tobi Amosen’s world record was valid.

The 100m hurdler broke Kendra Harrison’s 2016 world record by 0.08 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on Sunday.

BBC pundit Johnson, who claimed four Olympic golds and eight World Championship golds in an illustrious track career, was skeptical of Amosen’s time.

‘I’m not sure 100 hours is right. World record broken by .08! 12 PB sets. 5 national records set. And Cindy Sember said after her PB/NR ‘I was running really slow!’ All the players looked surprised [sic].

‘Heat 2 we were shown a winning time of 12.53 for the first time. A few seconds later it shows 12.43. Rounding down by .01 is normal. .10 is not.’

Amusan became the world champion with an even faster time later in the day at Hayward Field, but the time did not count towards the records due to a high tailwind.

Johnson has been accused of being racist for casting doubt on the validity of Emerson’s world record time of 12.12 seconds.

Michael Johnson Has Questioned The Validity Of Nigerian Athlete Tobi Amosin'S World Record

Michael Johnson has questioned the validity of Nigerian athlete Tobi Amosin’s world record

The Bbc Pundit And Former Track Star Was Accused Of 'Black Racism' On Social Media.

The Bbc Pundit And Former Track Star Was Accused Of 'Black Racism' On Social Media.

The BBC pundit and former track star was accused of ‘black racism’ on social media.

Amosan Smashed Kendra Harrison'S 2016 World Record By 0.08 Seconds At The World Athletics Championships In Oregon.

Amosan Smashed Kendra Harrison'S 2016 World Record By 0.08 Seconds At The World Athletics Championships In Oregon.

Amosan smashed Kendra Harrison’s 2016 world record by 0.08 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

One Twitter user responded to Johnson’s comments, writing: ‘Michael Johnson are you naturally that dumb or do you have to try?

‘Why don’t you black racists put your energy into recovering from your stroke!

‘Toby Imusen is a world record holder and there’s nothing you can do about it.’

Another said: ‘Just because it’s not an American WR doesn’t mean the times were wrong,’ while one added: ‘Did you question the record when an American broke it? ‘

Bbc Pundit Johnson Was Skeptical Of Amosin'S And Other Athletes' Times.

Bbc Pundit Johnson Was Skeptical Of Amosin'S And Other Athletes' Times.

BBC pundit Johnson was skeptical of Amosin’s and other athletes’ times.

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Johnson Described The Backlash He Received As 'Unacceptable' And Pointed Out That He Did Not Just Question Amosin'S Timing.

Johnson Described The Backlash He Received As 'Unacceptable' And Pointed Out That He Did Not Just Question Amosin'S Timing.

Johnson described the backlash he received as ‘unacceptable’ and pointed out that he did not just question Amosin’s timing.

Johnson described the backlash he received as ‘unacceptable’ and pointed out that he did not just question Amosin’s timing.

He later wrote on his Twitter account: ‘The level of dumbassry coming across my feed right now is truly astounding!

‘My job as a commentator is to comment. Considering the times of 28 athletes (not 1 athlete) wondering if the timing system is faulty.

‘I was attacked, accused of racism, and of questioning the talent of a player I respected and predicted to win. Unacceptable I proceed.’

Johnson Has Won Four Olympic Golds And Eight World Championship Golds In An Illustrious Track Career.

Johnson Has Won Four Olympic Golds And Eight World Championship Golds In An Illustrious Track Career.

Johnson has won four Olympic golds and eight World Championship golds in an illustrious track career.

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