Tobi Amusan is part of the final list of finalists for the 2022 World Athletics Awards
Tobi Amusan has been named to the shortlist of five finalists for 2022 Female Athlete of the Year.
The World Athletics published the names of the athletes on its official website on Monday evening November 14.
Finalist for female athlete of the year?
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Amusan, who is the current world record holder in the 100m hurdles, made the shortlist after a remarkable year that saw her set a new record of 12.12s in the 100m hurdles at the World Championships. track and field, Oregon 2022.
Amusan will have to battle Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, Kimberly Garcia of Peru, Sydney McLaughlin of the United States and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela for the prestigious prize.
The 24-year-old was the first Nigerian and African to achieve the feat.
According to WA, the finalists were determined through a three-way voting process involving fans on social media, the World Athletics Council and the global athletics family.
“The five athletes, who represent five countries from three regional associations, have produced sensational performances in a range of track and field disciplines in 2022, at the Oregon22 World Championships in Athletics, the Belgrade 22 World Indoor Championships in Athletics , one-day reunion tours and other events around the world,” WA wrote.
The winner will be announced on December 5 as part of the 2022 World Athletics Awards.