World 100m hurdles champion, 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 Diamond League, Commonwealth and African 100m hurdles champion was named among 10 nominees for Women’s World Athlete of the Year.
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These athletes were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics.
The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the World Athletics social media platforms.
The winners will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December.
Other nominees are World Shot Put champion and world Indoor Shot Put silver medalist, Chase Ealey from the USA, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Peru’s Kimberly Garcia, Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh and America’s Sydney McLaughlin.
Others are Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas.
Amusan became the first Nigerian World Champion after she stormed to a sensational 12.06 seconds in the final — but a strong in-race tailwind, which was higher than allowed meant it was not acknowledged.
The 25-year-old consolidated her feat with a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games before retaining her Diamond League title to put a brilliant wrap on her season.