February 3, 2023

TOBI AMUSAN MAKES HISTORY, BECOMES FIRST NIGERIAN TO BE NOMINATED FOR WOMEN’S WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Ogun state born star and 100 meters gold medalist, Tobi Amusan, has been nominated for the 2022 Women’s World Athlete of the Year, making her the First Nigerian ever to receive the nomination.

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

The 25-year-old backed up that performance by striking gold again at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, before retaining her Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in a new meeting record of 12.29s. The previous record, which stood for 22 years was held by an American legend, Gail Devers.

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

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