Tobi Amusan has been named in the list of five finalists for the 2022 Women’s Athlete of the Year.
The World Athletics released the name of the athletes on its official website on Monday night, November 14.
Female Athlete of the Year Finalist ?
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) November 14, 2022
Amusan, who is the current world record holder for 100m hurdles, made the shortlist following a remarkable year that saw her set a new record of 12.12s in the 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships, Oregon 2022.
Amusan will have to battle it out with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, Kimberly Garcia of Peru, Sydney McLaughlin of the United States, and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela for the prestigious award.
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, World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family.
“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,” WA wrote.
The winner will be announced on December 5 as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022.