The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) has crowned Nigeria’s track star Tobiloba Amusan as the African Queen of the track for the year 2022.
She is ahead of the 1500m world champion Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) and the 10,000m world champion Letesenbet Gidey (Ethiopia).
The Nigeria international raised the bar in the 100m hurdles at 12.12s record, retained her Diamond League crown, ad won two gold medals in her favourite stance at the Commonwealth Games and the African Championships.
Amusan also finished in 2nd place for the World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year award, behind American Sydney Mclaughlin.
The full list of awards from the Confederation of African Athletics
Best Female Athletes
1- TOBI AMUSAN NGR 100m Hurdles 12.12 WR – Commonwealth Winner – Final Winner DL – World Champion 2022
2- Faith KIPYEGON KEN 1500 m 3:50.37 PB – 2nd best performance of all time -World Champion 2022
3- Letesenbeth GIDEY ETH 10.000 m 30:09.94 WL -World best performance -World Champion 2022
4- Goytom GEBRESLASE ETH Marathon 2.18:11-World record -World champion 2022
5- Gudaf TSEGAY ETH 5.000 m 14:26.69 SB -World Champion 2022
Best Male Athletes
1- Soufiane EL BAKKALI MAR 3000 m SC 7:58.28 -World best performance-World Final DL winner -World Champion 2022 -No losses during the season
2- Eliud KIPCHOGE KEN Marathon 2.01:09 -World record pending
3- Emmanuel KORIR KEN 800m 1:43.26 SB -World Champion 2022
4- Joshua CHEPTEGEI UGA 10.000 m 27:27.43 PB- World Champion 2022
5- Tamarit TOLA ETH Marathon 2.05:36-World Champion 2022
Best Women Hopefuls
1- Faith CHEROTICH KEN 3000 m SC 9:16.14 – 3rd Final DL- World Champion U20 Cali 22
2- my DE CLERCK RSA Shot put – Discus 17m07 -3rd Discus World Championship U20 Cali 22 -World Champion Shot Put U20 Cali 22
3- Birke HAYLOM ETH 1500 m 4:04.27 CR -Record of U20 World Championships -World Champion U20 Cali 22
4- Jacqueline CHEPKOECH KEN 3000 m SC 9:02.43 -Winner of the Commonwealth Games -Winner of DL Brussels 22
Best Hopefuls Men
1- Letsile TEBOGO BOT 100m 200 m 9.91 19.96 -World champion U20 Cali 22 -World record U20 in 100 -World championship record U20 in 200 m
2- Emmanuel WANYONYI KEN 800 m 1:44.54 – 4th at the World Championships Eugene – Winner of the DL of Rabat
3- Lythe PILLAY RSA 400 m 45.28 PB -World champion U20 Cali 22
4- Benjamin RICHARDSON RSA 100 m 200 m 10.12 20.55 -Bronze of the 100m at the World Championships U20 Cali 22
Best Technical Official
1- Khemraj NAIKO MRI Khemraj was one of the main actors in the success of the African championships in Mauritius and showed a lot of skills and mastery in the refereeing side of the championships.
1- Kebonemodisa Dose Mosimanyane – Botswana (Coach of Letsile Tebogo)
2- Patrick Kiprop Sang – Kenya (Coach of Faith Kipyegon)
3- Paul N. Ereng – Kenya (Coach of Emmanuel Korir)