Nigeria's Amusan drops 8 places in new World Athletics rankings
Posted : 16 September 2023
Nigeria Queen of the Hurdles has dropped eight places from 25th position to 33rd position in the new ranking of athletes released by the apex body, World Athletics (WA).
The drop by Amusan is unexpected due to her a non impressive performances at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest where she came distant 6th position.
However ahead of the Diamond League final in Eugene, Oregon, USA, the World Athletics released the latest athletes ranking.
According to the latest ranking, Nigeria Queen of the Hurdles, Tobiloba Amusan dropped to the 33rd position from the previous 25th position.
The Nigerian ranked the fifth best in the world at the start of the year and number one in her event following her triumph at the World Athletics Championships last year has also slipped from second to third in the hurdles.
Amusan, with a 1414 total points score will have to run close or beat her 12.12secs world record run if she has the intention of topping the Olympic champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn who garnered 1437 points to stay on top of the standings.
A former world record holder, Kendra Harrison is second with a point haul of 1420.
Amusan lost her world title last month in Budapest, Hungary, and will be aiming for a title defense this weekend in the Wanda Diamond League.