World record holder Tobi Amusan has been listed among the top 10 nominees for the Women’s World Athlete of the Year by the World Athletics.
The 25-year-old Nigerian, alongside nine others, made a list released by World Athletics (WA) on Wednesday.
According to the world athletics body, the nominees were selected by an international panel of athletics experts comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics.
Other prize contenders are the Jamaican duo of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, Chase Ealey of the US and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela.
The remaining nominees include Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, Sydney McLaughlin of the US, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh and Kimberly Garcia of Peru.
The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will vote by email, while fans can vote online via the World Athletics social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote,” WA wrote.
“The World Athletics Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.
“Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on Monday, 31 October. After the voting process, five women and five men finalists will be announced by World Athletics.
“The winners will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December.”
Amusan became the first Nigerian world champion after she stormed to a sensational 12.06 seconds in the final — but a solid in-race tailwind which was higher than allowed meant it was not acknowledged