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Tobi Amusan, Faith Kipyegon Bags World Athlete of the Year Nomination

Tobi Amusan World Athlete of the Year Nomination

Tobi Amusan, a record-breaking champion, has been nominated for World Athletics‘ Women’s World Athlete of the Year award.

The only Africans to receive nominations were Tobi Amusan of Nigeria and Faith Kipyegon of Kenya according information shared on the Athlete website.

Read the entire list of the Women’s World Athlete of the Year award below.

Tobi Amusan, NGR
– World 100m hurdles champion
– Diamond League, Commonwealth and African 100m hurdles champion
– Set a world 100m hurdles record of 12.12

Chase Ealey, USA
– World shot put champion and world indoor shot put silver medallist
– Diamond League shot put champion
– Threw a world-leading 20.51m

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, JAM
– World 100m champion, claiming a fifth gold medal in the event
– Diamond League 100m champion
– Ran a world-leading 10.62 among her record seven sub-10.70 100m races of the season

Kimberly Garcia, PER
– World 20km race walk champion to win Peru’s first ever World Athletics Championships medal
– World 35km race walk champion in a South American record to complete a race walk double
– World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships 20km bronze medalist

Shericka Jackson, JAM
– World 200m champion
– Diamond League 200m champion
– Ran a world-leading 21.45 to move to second on the world all-time list

Faith Kipyegon, KEN
– World 1500m champion
– Diamond League 1500m champion
– Ran a world-leading Kenyan record of 3:50.37, just three tenths of a second off the world record

Yaroslava Mahuchikh, UKR
– World indoor high jump champion and world high jump silver medallist
– European high jump champion
– Jumped a world-leading 2.05m, equalling the outdoor national best

Sydney McLaughlin, USA
– World 400m hurdles and 4x400m champion
– Broke the world 400m hurdles record with 51.41 at the US Championships
– Further improved the world record to 50.68 to win the world title

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, BAH
– World 400m champion
– World indoor 400m champion
– NACAC 400m champion

Yulimar Rojas, VEN
– World indoor and outdoor triple jump champion
– Diamond League triple jump champion
– Improved her world record to 15.74m in Belgrade

The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will vote by email, while fans can vote online through the World Athletics social media platforms, according to World Athletics. On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, images have been posted for each nominee. One vote equals one “like” on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, or one “retweet” on Twitter.

The World Athletics Council’s vote will determine 50% of the outcome. Each vote cast by a member of the World Athletics Family and the general public will be worth 25%.

On Monday, October 31, voting for the World Athletes of the Year finishes at midnight. Following the vote, World Athletics will reveal the five women and five men who advanced to the finals.

In the first week of December, the winners will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media outlets.

Meanwhile Information reaching us from a source this morning reveal that Tobi Amusan said the she wants the World Athlete Award.

Tobi Amusan, a record-holder in the 100-meter hurdles, is honored to be a candidate for the Women’s World Athlete of the Year 2022 award.

The 10 female athletes who have been named as nominees for the honor by World Athletics as of Wednesday morning include the 25-year-old.

Amusan had a great year in 2022, setting a new world record for the 100-meter hurdles while winning gold at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon in 12.12 seconds.

She followed that up with another gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, then successfully defended her Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in a time that set a new meet record of 12.29 seconds. Gail Devers, a legend in the United States, held the previous record, which was in place for 22 years.

Amusan made history last year when she became the first Nigerian to win the Diamond Trophy in the Diamond League era. This year at the Commonwealth Games, she made history again by becoming the first track and field athlete from Nigeria to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games title and the first to win gold in two Commonwealth Games.

After defending her championship in Mauritius in June, Amusan is also the African champion and holds the record for the continent.

In a message on social media, the athlete expressed gratitude for the honor of being nominated for the prestigious prize and her desire to take home the prize.

“I’m short of words! 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 Athletic Heat platform, but this is my first international nomination and I want us to win it!” Tobi Amusan publish on her Facebook page.


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