Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan has made the list of the five finalists for the title of 2022 Women’s Athlete of the Year Award. On Monday, November 14, the World Athletics published the athletes’ names on its official website.
Amusan, the current 100-meter hurdles world record holder, made the selection after an exceptional year in which she broke the previous record in the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon with a time of 12.12 seconds.
For the prestigious award, Amusan will compete against Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, Kimberly Garcia of Peru, Sydney McLaughlin of the United States, and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela.
First Nigerian and African to accomplish the feat was the 24-year-old. In a three-way voting procedure that included social media users, the World Athletics Council, and the World Athletics Family, the finalists were chosen, according to WA.
“The five athletes, who represent five countries from three area associations, have achieved sensational performances across a range of athletics disciplines in 2022, at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22, one-day meeting circuits and other events around the world,” WA wrote. On December 5, as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022, the winner will be declared.