Amusan Nominated For World Athlete Of The Year

By Chimezie Nebolisa

World record holder, Tobi Amusan, says she is honoured following her nomination for the Women’s World Athlete of the Year 2022 award

The 25-year-old’s name was among the 10 women athletes released Wednesday morning by World Athletics.

“Through the grace of God, I have achieved so many ‘firsts by a Nigerian’ and this is yet another one. I’m so honoured to be selected as a World Athlete of the Year Nominee and the first Nigerian ever to reach this height. I have twice been named Nigerian Athlete of the Year by the Athletic Heat platform but this is my first international nomination and I want us to win it,” Amusan wrote on her facebook handle.

Amusan made history at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the USA in July when she became the first Nigerian athlete to win a world outdoor title and the first to set a world record courtesy of the 12.12s she ran at the semifinal stage.