World 100m hurdles record holder Tobi Amusan has been nominated for 2022 Women’s World Athlete of the Year, Megasportsarena.com.
The Nigerian hurdler set the tracks alight with breathtaking performances and this year (2022) has been a hugely successful one for her.
She ran 12.12s at the World Athletics Championship in Euegene, Oregon to break the world record and followed up with another Games Record (12.30s) at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and also defended her title by winning the Diamond League in Zurich in 12.29s.
Amusan becomes the first Nigerian athlete in history to be nominated for the Athlete of the Year of Award by World Athletics.
The 25-year-old Nigerian alongside nine others made the list released by World Athletics (WA) on Wednesday.
According to World Athletics, fans would also be able to vote online via the World Athletics social media platforms and the top five finalists would be announced on Monday, October 31.
“The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the World Athletics social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.
“The World Athletics Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.
“Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on Monday 31 October. At the conclusion of the voting process, five women and five men finalists will be announced by World Athletics.
“The winners will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December.”