Tobi Amusan makes the final shortlist for the 2022 World Athletics Awards
Tobi Amusan was named one of five finalists in the 2022 Women’s Athletics of the Year.
On Monday night, November 14, the World Athletics published the names of the athletes on their official website.
Amusan is currently the world record holder in 100m hurdles. She was shortlisted after a remarkable year, which saw her set a new 100m hurdles record of 12.12s at the World Athletics Championships.
Amusan will have to battle it out with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, Kimberly Garcia of Peru, Sydney McLaughlin of the United States, and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela for the prestigious award.
The 24-year-old was the first Nigerian and African to achieve the feat.
According to WA, the finalists were determined through a three-way voting process involving fans on social media, World Athletics Council, and the World Athletics Family.
“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.
The winner will be announced on December 5 as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022.