Nigerian track and field athlete, Tobi Amusan is set to make history as she has made the finalists list for the World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year 2022 Award.
The finalists for Women’s World Athlete of the Year were confirmed as the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2022 continues.
According to World Athletics, a record 1.3 million votes were registered by emails and online voting via the World Athletics social media platforms.
A three-way voting process to determine the finalists for the 2022 World Athletes of the Year was concluded on October 31 and the winner will be announced on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December.
She is the current World, Commonwealth and African champion in the 100 m hurdles, as well as, the record holder in those three competitions.
It would be recalled that Amusan became the first Nigerian world champion in an athletics event when she won the 2022 World Championships 100 m hurdles gold medal, setting the current world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal, followed up by a wind-assisted 12.06 s in the final.
She won back-to-back Commonwealth and African titles in 2018 and 2022 in the 100 m hurdles and is also a two-time African Games champion in the event.