Women's World Athlete 2022: Tobi Amusan facing his destiny

Nigerian Tobi Amusan is the only African who is selected among the five finalists for the title of "World Female Athlete 2022". World champion in the 100m hurdles, world record holder with 12.12, winner of the Diamond League, the Commonwealth Games and the African Championships, Amusan Tobi has had an exceptional season


The names of the five finalists for Women’s World Athlete of the Year have been confirmed, as the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2022 continues.

The five athletes, who represent five countries from three area associations, have achieved sensational performances across a range of athletics disciplines in 2022, at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22, one-day meeting circuits and other events around the world.

The finalists are (in alphabetical order): Tobi Amusan, NGR, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, JAM, Kimberly Garcia, PER, Sydney McLaughlin, USA, Yulimar Rojas, VEN.       

The finalists                                                                          

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

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, winning 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 medallist

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

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

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