Tobi Amusan Biography, Age, State of Origin, Photos, Net Worth, Controversy

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Tobi Amusan Biography, Tobi Amusan Age, Tobi Amusan State of Origin, Tobi Amusan Athletics, Tobi Amusan Photos, Tobi Amusan Net Worth can be accessed below.

 

 

Truetells Nigeria reports Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan early Monday, July 25, 2022, set a World Record, twice, to win the 100m hurdles in style at the World Championships.

Her victory and another great performance by Ese Brume meant that after labouring all week long with nothing tangible to show for their efforts, Team Nigeria ended their campaign at the World Championships in Oregon on a spectacular note; winning a gold and a silver medal on the final day of action.

The duo of Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume produced the medals for Nigeria and they did it in style Oregon with jaw-breaking performances.

Tobi Amusan set the World Record twice before she was crowned the world champion in the 100m hurdles while Brume needed to dig deep for her silver in the long jump.

Tobi Amusan.

Tobi Amusan Biography

Tobi Amusan Biography, State Of Origin, Athletics, Photos, Age, Net worth
Personal information
Birth name Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan
Nationality  Nigeria
Born 23 April 1997 (age 25) Ijebu Ode, Nigeria
Education University of Texas at El Paso
Alma mater Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Country  Nigeria
Sport Athletics
Sprint 100 metres hurdles
College team UTEP Miners
Club Buka Tigers Athletics Club
Coached by Lacena Golding-ClarkeMika LaaksonenBuka Tigers Coach
Achievements and titles
National finals National Sports Festival 2018
Highest world ranking 2
Personal best(s) 60 mH: 7.89 s (Albuquerque 2018)
100 m: 11.31 s (El Paso 2018)
200 m: 22.92 s (El Paso 2017)
100 mH: 12.12 s (Eugene, Oregon 2022) WR

Early Life & Education

Oluwatobiloba Amusan was born on the 23rd of April, 1997, 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.

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.
Tobi Amusan Biography, State Of Origin, Athletics, Photos, Age, Net worth

2016

In 2016, as a freshman at 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.

2017

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.

2018

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.

2019

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.

2021

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.

2022

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 (wind assisted, so not recognized as a world record), becoming the first Nigerian to win a world title.

International Competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event

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

Personal bests

Outdoor

  • 100 metres: 11.31 (2018)
  • 150 metres: 18.68 (2014)
  • 200 metres: 22.92 (2017)
  • 300 metres: 40.90 (2014)
  • 400 metres: 60.48 (2017)
  • 100 metres hurdles: 12.12 (2022)
  • Long jump: 6.07 m (2016)
  • 4 × 100 metres relay: 42.75 (2018)
  • 4 × 400 metres relay: 3:41.68 (2017)

Indoor

  • 60 metres: 7.41 (2019)
  • 200 metres: 23.35 (2017)
  • 60 metres hurdles: 7.89 (2018)
  • Long jump: 6.15 m (2017)

National titles

  • NCAA Division I Womens Outdoor Track and Field Championships
    • 100 m hurdles: 2017

Net Worth

Tobi Amusan is one of the richest and most renowned  Athletics in Nigeria. Many online sources have claimed that her net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million but Newsone cannot verify this.

Tobi Amusan is still in her prime, looking forward to setting records and winning more medals for Nigeria. We wish her success in all her endeavors. You can also drop a wish for her in the comment box below.

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