Reigning World 100m hurdles champion and record holder, Tobi Amusan, tops the list of six Nigerian track and field athletes who made the top 20 ranking in their respective events following the last update for the outgoing year by World Athletics.
Amusan was ranked the best sprint hurdler in 2022 following her incredible performances in the outgoing year highlighted by her 12.12secs world record run enroute to her historic gold medal run in Oregon at the World Athletics Championships.
The 25-year-old is the first Nigerian after Falilat Ogunkoya (1998) to be ranked number at the end of the season in a track and field discipline.
Long jumper, Ese Brume, is ranked the third best in her event after winning silver at the World Indoor and outdoor championships, and after jumping 7m to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
The 26-year-old is also ranked the 61st best in the women’s overall ranking.Sprinter Favour Ofili is ranked the 14th best after running new national records in the 200m indoors (22.46secs) and outdoor (21.96secs).
The 19 year old also got big scores for running all the way to the 200m semis at the Oregon World Championships and also for winning the silver medal at the NCAA Outdoor championships (22.05secs) and at the Commonwealth Games (22.30secs).