Tobi Amusan in the race for IAAF women’s athlete of the year award

Tobi Amusan in the race for IAAF women’s athlete of the year award

Tobi Amusan has become the first Nigerian athlete in history, to be nominated for the Athlete of the Year of Award by World Athletics.


The world record holder for 100m hurdles, made the list of the 2022 Women’s World Athlete of the Year released by the IAAF on Wednesday.


The 25-year-old Nigerian alongside nine others made the list released by World Athletics (WA) on Wednesday.


The Athletics body said the list was compiled by an international panel of experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas.


Amusan is running for the top prize along with the Jamaican duo of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, Chase Ealey of the US, and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela.


Other nominees include Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, Sydney McLaughlin of the US, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh, and Kimberly Garcia of Peru.


Tobi Amusan has been nominated for the Women’s World Athlete of the year after a very successful 2022.


Amusan enjoyed a successful season, winning a gold medal at the World Athletic Champion, diamond League, Commonwealth, and All-African Games and setting a World record of 12.12s.

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