Who is Tobi Amusan?
Tobi Amusan is a Nigerian track and field athlete specialising in sprinting and the 100-meter dash.
She was crowned Commonwealth and African Champion in 2018. She has also won three African Games. She won the Diamond League Trophy in the 100m sprints in Zurich in 2021.
Tobi Amusan broke a world record and finished third in the Paris Diamond League in 2022.
How Old Is Tobi Amusan?
The Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan was born on 23 April 1997. She is 25 years old as of 2022.
Tobi Amusan NaijaNews Profile
|Full Name:||Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan|
|Born:||23 April 1997|
|Age:||25 years old (as of 2022)|
|State Of Origin:||Ogun State|
|Country:||Nigeria (Ogun state)|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Secondary Education:||Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode|
|Alma Mater:||University of Texas at El Paso|
|Place Of Birth:||Ijebu Ode, Ogun State|
|Club:||Buka Tigers Athletics Club|
|Highest world ranking:||3|
|Who is Tobi Amusan Coach:||Lacena Golding-Clarke, Mika Laaksonen, Buka Tigers Coach|
The Ogun State-born athlete, Tobi Amusan Wikipedia Page
Oluwatobiloba Amusa Net Worth
Nigerian super athlete Tobi Amusan estimated a net worth of $1.5 million.
Tobi Amusan Records
Tobi Amusan competes in the 100-meter dash and sprinting. She was crowned Commonwealth and African Champion in 2018.
She has also won three African Games. She won the Diamond League Trophy in the 100m sprints in Zurich in 2021 at 12.42 seconds.
The sprint hurdler set a new African record on Saturday, 18th June 2022, as she finished in pole position in the 100m hurdles, in 12.41 seconds, at the Diamond League meet in Paris, France, breaking her own record set in Zurich last year.
This is the 3rd fastest time in the world in 2022 behind Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, the reigning Olympic champion who ran 12.37 seconds early this month in Rome, Italy, and Alaysha Johnson of the USA. She ran 12.40 seconds seven days ago in New York.
Amusan is also expected to receive a $100,000 prize.
Career As An Athlete
Tobi Amusan showed a lot of athletic potential from a young age. She won a silver medal at the 2013 African Youth Championships in Warri.
She also won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa. When she was eighteen, she won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the All-Africa Games.
Amusan is The University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) second female track athlete named C-USA Female Track Athlete of the Year since the university joined C-USA in 2016.
She won gold in the 100-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash. She also took silver in the long jump at the C-USA Championships. Amusan broke the 13-second barrier in the El Paso UTEP Invitational hurdles with 12.83 seconds.
Kim Turner’s 33-year-old UTEP 100-meter hurdles record was broken. At the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships, she finished second in the 100 mH. She finished 12.79 seconds behind Kentucky’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn.
Amusan also competed in the 2016 World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz. Despite having the second-fastest time ever, she finished fifth in the final. She went on to compete for Nigeria in the Rio Olympic Games, reaching the semifinals of the 100-meter hurdles.
In the absence of Sally Pearson, Danielle Williams, the 2015 World Champion, appeared to be the favourite to win the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. In the final, however, Amusan surged ahead of her opponents and won by a full metre over Williams.
She also won a bronze medal with her teammates Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, and Rosemary Chukwuma in the 4 x 100 m relay. Later that year, at the Asaba African Championships, she won her first African Championships title in her specialist event.
Judy Bell-Gam had won this race for Nigeria at the first African Championships, so this fulfilled a Nigerian tradition. She also won gold in the championships 4 x 100 m relay.
In 2022, she set a new African record in the 100m women’s hurdles with a time of 12.41 seconds in the Diamond League meet in Paris, France beating her own record she set last year in the same competition in Zurich at a time of 12.42 seconds.
This new record time makes Amusan third in the world behind world leader Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12.37s) and Alaysha Johnson (12.40s).
Tobi Amusan’s 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|