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Tobi Amusan Biography
Tobi Amusan is a track and field athlete from Nigeria who specializes in sprinting and the 100-meter dash. In 2018, she received the titles of Commonwealth and African Champion.
She also has three African Games victories. With a time of 12.42 seconds, she won the Diamond League Trophy in the 100-meter sprints in Zurich in 2021.
The sprint hurdler broke her own record set in Zurich last year by winning the 100-meter hurdles at the Diamond League competition in Paris, France, on Saturday, June 18, 2022, with a time of 12.41 seconds, setting a new African record.
This is the third-fastest time in the world in 2022, after only Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12.37 seconds, Rome, Italy, early this month) and American Alaysha Johnson (12.40 seconds, New York, seven days ago).
A $10,000 award is anticipated for Amusan as well.
Early Life and Education
In Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria, Oluwatobiloba Amusan was born. She is a well-known athlete from Nigeria.
Tobi Amusan began her early life as an athlete after completing her high education.
Tobi Amusan Career
From a young age, Tobi Amusan displayed tremendous athletic potential. At the African Youth Championships in Warri in 2013, she took home a silver medal.
At the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Abeba, she also won gold in the 100-meter hurdles. At the All-Africa Games when she was 18 years old, she won gold in the 100-meter hurdles.
Since UTEP joined C-USA in 2016, Amusan is the second female track athlete from UTEP to win the C-USA Female Track Athlete of the Year award.
She won gold in both the 200-meter sprint and the 100-meter hurdles. At the C-USA Championships, she also won silver in the long jump. At the El Paso UTEP Invitational, Amusan’s hurdles mark of 12.83 seconds broke the 13-second barrier.
The UTEP 100-meter hurdles record held by Kim Turner for 33 years was broken. She placed second in the 100 mH at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Kentucky won the race, finishing 12.79 seconds later.
Amusan took part in the Bydgoszcz 2016 World Junior Championships as well. She placed fifth in the final despite having the second-fastest time ever.
She continued to compete for Nigeria at the Olympics in Rio, where she made it to the 100-meter hurdles semifinals.
The 2015 World Champion, Danielle Williams, considered to be the front-runner to win the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, without Sally Pearson.
But in the final, Amusan outran her rivals and defeated Williams by a whole metre.
Along with her teammates Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, and Rosemary Chukwuma, she also took home a bronze in the 4 x 100 m relay.
She won her maiden African Championships title in her specialty event later that year at the Asaba African Championships.
This fulfilled a tradition for Nigeria because Judy Bell-Gam had won this race for Nigeria at the first African Championships. She also won gold in the 4 x 100 m relay in the competition.
She broke her own record, which she had established the year before in the same competition in Zurich with a time of 12.42 seconds, by setting a new African record in the 100m women’s hurdles in 2022 at the Diamond League meet in Paris, France.
Amusan now ranks third globally, behind leaders Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12.37s) and Alaysha Johnson (12.40s).
Personal Best of Tobi Amusan
- 100 Metres 1.14
- 200 Metres 22.66
- 300 Metres 40.90
- 400 Metres 60.48
- 100 Metres Hurdles 12.41
- 100m Hurdles (76.2cm) 13.92
- Long Jump 6.07
- 4×100 Metres Relay 42.75
- 4×400 Metres Relay 3:41.68
- 60 Metres 7.41
- 200 Metres 23.35
- 60 Metres Hurdles 7.84
- Long Jump 6.15
Tobi Amusan Net Worth
Tobi Amusan is a well-known athlete from Nigeria. She has an estimated net worth of $1.5 millions.