Tobi Amusan, the world champion and record-holder in the 100-meter hurdles, has been named one of the ten finalists for World Athletics’ Women’s World Athlete of the Year award.
In a news release posted on their website on Wednesday, October 12, the athletics organization announced this.
The organization had also stated that a panel of international athletics experts from each of the six World Athletics continents had chosen the 10 nominees.
The only other nominees from Africa were Amusan and Faith Kipyegon, the reigning Diamond League and World 1500m champion from Kenya.
The statement read, “This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2022 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2022.
“World Athletics is pleased to confirm a list of 10 nominees for Women’s World Athlete of the Year. These athletes were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics. “It has been another memorable year for the sport and the nominations reflect some of the standout performances achieved at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22, one-day meeting circuits and other events around the world.”
The athletic body also added that 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.”