Tobi Amusan is a Nigerian track and field athlete who competes in the 100-meter race and sprinting. She won the 2018 Commonwealth and African Champion. She has also won the African Games thrice. In the 100m sprints, she won the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in 2021. In 2022, during Paris Diamond League, Tobi Amusan broke a record and became third in the world.
|Name:||Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan|
|Date of Birth:||23 April 1997|
|Parents:||Mr. & Mrs. Amusan|
|Height:||1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Weight:||57 kg (126 lb)|
Tobi Amusan Biography
Oluwatobiloba Ayomide “Tobi” Amusan (born 23 April 1997) is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles and also competes as a sprinter. She was the 2018 Commonwealth and 2018 African champion in the event. She is also a two-time African Games champion. She won the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in 2021 in the 100m hurdles. In 2022, during Paris Diamond League, Tobi Amusan broke a record and became third in the world.
Tobi Amusan Early Life & Education
Oluwatobiloba Amusan was born in Ijebu Ode, situated in Ogun State, Nigeria. She is a famous Nigerian athlete. After she completed her secondary school education, she started her early life as an athlete.
Tobi Amusan Career
Amusan showed a lot of athletic potential from an early age. She was a silver medallist at the 2013 African Youth Championships in Warri. She also claimed gold in the 100 metres hurdles at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa. In 2015, while making her All-Africa Games debut as an eighteen year old, she won the gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles.
In 2016, as a freshman for The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Amusan became the second athlete for the university to be named C-USA Female Track athlete of the Year since UTEP joined C-USA. She was the gold medallist in both the 100 mH and the 200 m. She also claimed a silver in the long jump at the C-USA Championships. Amusan first broke the 13 s barrier in the hurdles with a time of 12.83 s at the El Paso UTEP Invitational. This eclipsed Kim Turner’s 100 mH UTEP record which had stood for 33 years. She was runner-up at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100 mH. She ran a windy 12.79 s behind Kentucky’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn. Amusan also competed at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz. Despite running her second fastest time ever, she placed fifth in the final. She went on to represent Nigeria at the Rio Olympic Games, reaching the semifinals of the 100 mH.
In her first outdoor race of 2017, she ran a then lifetime best and UTEP record of 12.63 s in the 100 metres hurdles. She was the C-USA champion in her specialist event and also the runner up in the 200 metres. At the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships, there was a reversal of finishes in the 100 metres hurdles. In a dramatic race, Amusan claimed the title ahead of Camacho-Quinn who was the champion the previous year. She did this in a personal record time of 12.57 s. She also represented Nigeria at the World Championships in London later in the year.
She ran a personal best of 7.89 s in the 60 metres hurdles at the start of her 2018 season. She went on to represent her country at the Birmingham World Indoor Championships reaching the final of the 60 metres hurdles.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, 2015 World Champion, Danielle Williams seemed to be the favourite to take the title in the absence of Sally Pearson. In the final however, Amusan moved ahead of her competitors and won the race by a clear metre ahead of Williams. She also won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 m relay with her team mates, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare and Rosemary Chukwuma. Later in the year, she won her first African Championships title in her specialist event at the Asaba African Championships. This fulfilled a Nigerian tradition as Judy Bell-Gam had won this race for Nigeria at the first African Championships. She also claimed a gold medal in the 4 x 100 m relay at the championships.
On October 5, 2019, at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, she ran a personal best of 12.48 s during the 100 metres hurdles qualifying rounds. In the semi-finals the following day, she equaled this personal best before placing 4th a few hours later in the final with 12.49 s.
In 2022, she set a new African record in the 100m women’s hurdles with a time of 12.41 seconds. During the Diamond League meet in Paris, France, Amusan beat her own record with her third-best run of the season. Amusan won the Paris Diamond League with a timing of 12.41 seconds, moving her up to third in the world behind world leader Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12.37s) and Alaysha Johnson (12.41s) (12.40s).
Tobi Amusan International Competitions
|2022||African Championships||Port Louis, Mauritius||1st||100 m hurdles|
|2021||Olympic Games||Tokyo, Japan||4th||100 m hurdles|
|2021||Olympic Games||Tokyo, Japan||12th (h)||4 × 100 m relay|
|2019||African Games||Rabat, Morocco||1st||100 m hurdles|
|2019||World Championships||Doha, Qatar||4th||100 m hurdles|
|2018||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||7th||60 m hurdles|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||1st||100 m hurdles|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||3rd||4 × 100 m relay|
|2018||African Championships||Asaba, Nigeria||1st||100 m hurdles|
|2018||African Championships||Asaba, Nigeria||1st||4 × 100 m relay|
|2018||Continental Cup||Ostrava, Czech Republic||5th||100 m hurdles|
|2018||Continental Cup||Ostrava, Czech Republic||—||4 × 100 m relay|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||14th (sf)||100 m hurdles|
|2016||World U20 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||5th||100 m hurdles|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||11th (sf)||100 m hurdles|
|2015||African Junior Championships||Addis Ababa||1st||100 m hurdles|
|2015||African Games||Brazzaville, Republic of Congo||1st||100 m hurdles|
|2014||World Junior Championships||Eugene, United States||—||100 m hurdles|
|2014||African Youth Games||Gaborone, Botswana||2nd||100 m hurdles|
|2013||African Youth Championships||Warri, Nigeria||2nd||100 m hurdles|
|2013||African Youth Championships||Warri, Nigeria||3rd||Long jump|
Tobi Amusan Net Worth
Tobi Amusan has an estimated net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million. She is one of the richest and most renowned Athletics in Nigeria.
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