Tobi Amusan Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Career, Net Worth

July 25, 2022

Tobi Amusan

Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Tobi Amusan is an award-winning Nigerian track and field athlete. She was the 2018 Commonwealth and 2018 African champion and is also a two-time African Games champion in the event. She recently won the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the 100 metres hurdles, setting new world records of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal, then 12.06 in the final.

We'd be seeing Tobi Amusan's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, education, career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and more.

Tobi Amusan Profile

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Full names
: Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David
Date of birth: 23rd April 1997
Age: 25 years
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
Occupation: Field athlete
Club: Buka Tigers Athletics Club
Net worth

Tobi Amusan Biography and Early Life

Tobi Amusan was born on the 23rd of April, 1997 Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria. She was raised in Ogun State, where she had her primary and secondary education. After her First School Leaving Certificate, she enrolled at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode for her secondary education.

Tobi Amusan further enrolled at the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) for her bachelor's degree.


Tobi Amusan has always shown a lot of athletic potential from an early age. In 2013, she was a silver medallist at the 2013 African Youth Championships. This was followed by her 2015 victory in the 100 metres hurdles at the African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa. The same year, she won the gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles.

In 2016, she became the second athlete for The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to be named C-USA Female Track athlete of the Year since the university joined C-USA.

Amusan was the gold medallist in both the 100 mH and the 200 m, also claiming a silver in the long jump at the C-USA Championships. She 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. Amusan was runner-up at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100 mH. 

In 2017, in Amusan's first outdoor race of the year, 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.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Amusan moved ahead of her competitors and won the race by a clear metre ahead of the 2015 World Champion, Danielle Williams.She also won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 m relay with her teammates, Rosemary Chukwuma, Blessing Okagbare and Joy Udo-Gabriel.

At the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Amusan ran a personal best of 12.48 s during the 100 metres hurdles qualifying rounds. In the semi-finals the following day, she equalled this personal best before placing 4th a few hours later in the final with 12.49 s.

In 2021, she 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.

in 2022, she won the 2022 Diamond League event in Paris, where 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.

Also 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

Tobi 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 to win a world title.

Social Media Handle

You can connect with Tobi Amusan on:
Instagram @ihurdle_33.0inches
Twitter @evaglobal01

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