Athletics Body Reveals Amusan Not Cleared To Take Part In World Athletics Championships

Amusan Rated Fifth Best Female Athlete For 2022

by Echezona obinna

According to World Athletics, Tobi Amusan, a Nigerian who holds the world record in the 100-meter hurdles, is listed as the fifth-best female athlete in 2022.

Using the athletics scoring tables, the World Athletics graded each athlete based on the points they acquired from their performances over the season.

The 25-year-old hurdler had an outstanding year and became the first Nigerian woman to win a world championship in an athletics event when she won the gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2022 World Championships. In the semifinal, she set the current world record of 12.12 seconds, which she then lowered to 12.06 in the final.

She also won gold again at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, before retaining her Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in a new meet record of 12.29s. The previous record, which stood for 22 years, was held by an American legend, Gail Devers.

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The World Athletics recently ratified Amusan’s women’s world 100m hurdles record set at the 2022 World Championships in Oregon, the United States.

Amusan also made the shortlist of five finalists for the Women’s World Athlete of The Year Award.

Jamaica’s sprints legend, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, tops the list, followed by her compatriot, Sharicka Jackson. Venezuela’s Triple Jump queen, Yulimar Rojas, occupies the third position, and USA’s Sydney McLaughlin in fourth.

Netherland’s 400m Hurdler Femke Bol is sixth, Ethiopia’s runner Gudaf Tsegay is seventh, Ukraine’shHigh jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh is eighth, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon is ninth, and American shot put thrower Chase Ealey is ranked tenth.


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