According to Sports reporter, Tobi Amusan, a former world 100m hurdles champion, fell one spot in the most recent World Athletcis standings.
Amusan, who finished second in the 100m hurdles behind Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, is now rated 25th overall. Amusan lost the world title to Jamaica’s Danielle Williams at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary in August.
In the most recent rating, Ese Brume dropped eight spots as well.The 27-year-old placed fourth at the World Championship after leaping 6.84 metres, placing him 142nd last week.The current African long jump record holder is ranked 150th among all women.
She is still rated fifth in the women’s long jump, nevertheless, behind Ivana Vuleta of Serbia, the current World Indoor and Outdoor Champion, Tara Davis-Woodhall and Quanesha Burks of the USA, and Larissa Iapichino of Italy.If both Amusan and Brume bounce, the Nigerian combo, win their respective events at the Diamond League final in Oregon, USA, next week, they would move up in the rankings.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, a shot putter, is still the top-ranked Nigerian athlete among sprinters in the overall men’s rankings.Sprinters Udodi Onwuzurike (316) and Ushoritse Itshekiri (514) are rated second and third, respectively, while Enekwechi is placed 194th.Share this, please.