January 27, 2023

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Historic! World report holder, Tobi Amusan, turns into first Nigerian to make athlete of the 12 months award shortlist


Tobi Amusan has been nominated by the World Athletics because the 2022 Athlete of the 12 months.

The athletics governing physique launched the record of nominees on their web site on Wednesday.

Amusan had a spectacular 2022 season, breaking the ladies’s 100m hurdles world report on her approach to profitable the world title.

She additionally broke the Commonwealth Video games report, whereas additionally claiming gold.

Additionally nominated are Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who ran sub 10.70s seven occasions within the season within the ladies’s 100m, compatriot Shericka Jackson, USA’s Sydney McLaughlin who broke the World Report within the ladies 400m hurdles and Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas who improved her ladies’s triple leap world report.

Kenya’s Religion Kipyegon, Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh, Peru’s Kimberly Garcia and USA’s Chase Ealey are the opposite nominees.

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