Tobi Amusan nominated for Women's World Athlete of the Year


Tobi Amusan

Nigeria’s 110m hurdler, Tobi Amusan has been nominated for the 2022 Women’s World Athlete of the Year.

With this development, she becomes the first Nigerian ever to receive the nomination.

So far, Amusan has had a wonderful 2022, breaking the 100m hurdles world record on her way to gold at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon in a time of 12.12 seconds.

The 25-year-old followed it up with another gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham before regaining her Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in a new meeting record of 12.29s.

She is also the African champion and record holder after maintaining her title in Mauritius in June.

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Other nominees include Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), Shericka Jackson (Jamaica), Sydney Mclaughlin, Chase Ealey (US), Kimberly Garcia (Peru), Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), Yaroslava Mahuchikh (Ukraine), Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas), and Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela).

A three-way voting process involving the World Athletics Council, the World Athletics Family, and online fan voting will determine the finalists.

The World Athletics Council’s vote will count for 50%, while the World Athletics Family and fan votes will each count for 25%.

Voting ends at midnight on Monday, October 31st, followed by the announcement of the five finalists.

The winners will be announced on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December.

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