• Babajide EverBlazin

Amusan up for World Athletics Award

Nigeria's Tobiloba Amusan has been nominated for the World Athlete of the Year award, becoming the first Nigerian athlete to be nominated by the world's athletics body.

Amusan, alongside nine other women athletes was shortlisted for the 2022 edition of the individual accolade.

Ukraine's Yaroslava Mahuchikh, Faith Kiphegon (Kenya), Shericka Jackson (Jamaica), Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas), Kimberly Garcia (Pere), Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela), Chase Ealey (United States of America), Shelly Ann-Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), and Sydney McLaughlin (United States of America) were the other nine athletes picked.

Tobiloba Amusan is the current World, Commonwealth, and African champion in the 100m hurdles, as well as, the record holder in the three competitions.

Recall Amusan became the first Nigerian world champion in an athletics event where she won the 2022 World Championships 100m hurdles gold medal, setting the current world record of 12.12 seconds. In the semifinal, followed up by a wind-assisted 12.06s in the final to take gold.

To vote, log into your Twitter account, then RETWEET a tweet by World Athletics on your preferred athletes, and it will count in their favour.

Alternatively, you can go on the World Athletics page on Instagram, and like the post on your preferred athlete.

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