Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan in run for World Athlete of the Year
World 100m Hurdles record holder Tobi Amusan has been nominated for this year’s Women’s World Athlete of the Year.
The list of nominees was released by World Athletics on Wednesday, October 12.
The nominated athletes were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics.
Their performances covered the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade and the one-day meeting circuits.
Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan won the 100m Hurdles at the African Athletics Championships before going on to break the world record at Oregon 2022.
She, however, faces tough competition from other female athletes who put up outstanding performances at the Worlds.
One is USA’s Sydney McLaughlin, who broke the world record in 400m hurdles in front of home fans.
The others are Chase Ealey (USA), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), Shericka Jackson (Jamaica), Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), Yaroslava Mahuchikh (Ukraine), Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas), Kimberly Garcia (Peru) and Yulimar Rojas, the Venezuelan who cannot stop improving her records in triple jump.
The nominees will be shortlisted to five before the winners are announced in December.