Tobi Amusan has been nominated at the Laureus World Sports Awards

Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan, the Nigerian track and field athlete, has been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards in the ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ category. This recognition comes after an incredible year for Amusan, during which she set a world-leading time in the 100-meter hurdles and became the African record holder in the event.

Amusan was born in Nigeria in 1997 and started her athletic career at an early age. In 2014, she won a gold medal at the African Youth Games in the 100-meter hurdles, setting a new personal best time of 13.28 seconds. She then went on to represent Nigeria at the 2015 African Junior Championships, where she won a silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles.

In 2017, Amusan made her breakthrough on the international stage, winning a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the World University Games. She then went on to win a bronze medal in the event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. However, her biggest achievement came in July 2021, when she set a world-leading time of 12.42 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles at the Muller British Grand Prix in Gateshead, United Kingdom. This made her the third-fastest woman of all time in the event and the fastest since 2016. She also set a new African record in the event, breaking the previous record set by Glory Alozie in 1999.

Amusan’s outstanding performance in 2021 has earned her a nomination for the Laureus World Sports Awards in the ‘Breakthrough of the Year category. The Laureus World Sports Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors the greatest achievements in sport over the past year. The ‘Breakthrough of the Year award is given to an athlete who has had a breakthrough year in their sport and has shown the potential to become a future star.

Amusan is up against stiff competition in the ‘Breakthrough of the Year category, including Emma Raducanu, the British tennis player who won the US Open in 2021, and Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese baseball player who had an outstanding season with the Los Angeles Angels. However, her impressive achievements in 2021 make her a strong contender for the award.

In conclusion, Tobi Amusan’s nomination for the Laureus World Sports Awards in the ‘Breakthrough of the Year category is a testament to her incredible achievements in 2021. Her world-leading time and African record in the 100-meter hurdles have made her one of the rising stars of track and field, and her nomination for the Laureus award is well-deserved. We wish her all the best for the awards ceremony and look forward to seeing her continue to break records and achieve great things in the world of sports.

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