Tobi Amusan

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Tobi Amusan

Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan (born 23 April 1997) is a Nigerian track and field athlete. She is very good in short races like 100 meter and 100 meter hurdles. Tobi Amusan won the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the 100 meters hurdles. she set a new record of 12.12 seconds in the semi-finals and also improved her time again in the final, running a wind-aided 12.06 seconds to win the gold medal.[1] Tobi was the 2018 Commonwealth, 2018 African champion and she is also a two-time African Games champion in the event. She won the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in 2021 in the 100m hurdles.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Oluwatobiloba born on 23 April, 1997, in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria. Her Parent are Mr. and Mrs. Amusan who were school teachers. Tobi, as she is fondly called, is the last child of the three siblings. She had her secondary school education at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu Ode, Ogun state.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Tobi has always been doing well since the early stage of her career as an athlete. She was a silver medallist at the 2013 African Youth Championships in Warri. She also won gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tobi AMUSAN | Profile | World Athletics".
  2. "Tobi Amusan: Biography, Age, Humble Beginnings, Relationship, World Record and More". 26 July 2022.
  3. "Nigeria wins FOUR GOLD medals on Day 2 of African Juniors". 7 March 2015.