Born on 23rd April, 1997 Oluwatobiloba Ayomide "Tobi" Amusan is a Nigerian athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles race and also competes as a sprinter.
In the year 2022, Nigerian Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan won the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the 100 metres hurdles, setting a new world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal, followed up by a wind-assisted (+2.5) 12.06 in the final to take the gold medal.
Oluwatobiloba Amusan hails from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State Nigeria. She was raised and attended Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode for her Secondary School Education. She later proceeded to the University Education in the University of Texas at El Paso for her Tertiary Education.
Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan Wiki Profile Summary
Full Name: Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan
Date of Birth: 23 April 1997 (age 25)
Age: 25 years old
Origin: Ijebu Ode, Ogun State
Education: University of Texas at El Paso
Height: 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight: 57 kg (126 lb)
The 25-year-old Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan was the 2018 Commonwealth and 2018 African champion and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amusan finished fourth in the Tokyo Olympics with a time of 12.60s. She later competed in the Zurich Diamond League event, which she won in 12.42s, becoming the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League trophy.
Amusan opened her 2022 season by winning the 2022 Diamond League event in Paris, were she set an African record by 0.01s with a time of 12.41s.
She won gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2022 African Championships in Mauritius, defending her title successfully with a time of 12.57s ( wind-aided). She also competed in the women's 4×100m and won gold.
Later in 2022, she competed in a Diamond League meet, finishing second with a time of 12.60s, behind Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn.
2022 World Championships
Amusan entered the 2022 World Championships as a medal contender after back-to-back 4th place finishes. In the heats she ran a new personal best of 12.40s, bettering her old record by 0.01s. In the semifinal she set a new world record of 12.12s. She bested her time once again in the final, running 12.06s, becoming the first Nigerian world champion at the World Athletics Championships.
Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan Networth
Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan Ayomide has set a new world breaking record and won a $100,000 prize at the women's 100m hurdles at the 2022 World Championship.
Amusan emerged the winner with a new record as she clocked 12.12 seconds in Sunday's semifinals at Hayward Field. Thereafter, won in 12.06 seconds in the final round.
Amusan took eight hundredths off American Keni Harrison's world record of 12.20 from 2016, the largest time drop for a world record in the event in 42 years.