2023 Women’s World Athletics Athlete of the Year Nominees Revealed

Posted by: Watch Athletics

World Athletics published an esteemed list of 11 candidates for the Women's World Athlete of the Year accolade. This selection was made by a global committee of athletics connoisseurs, with members hailing from all six continental regions of World Athletics.

Celebrating another notable year in athletics, these nominations honor exceptional performances showcased at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, singular event circuits, Label road races, and various other global competitions.

World Athletics has opened voting for the Athlete of the Year. The Council's vote will make up 50% of the result, while the Athletics Family and public votes will each account for 25%. Fans can vote on World Athletics' social media, with 'likes' and retweets representing votes. Voting ends on 28th October. Ten finalists (5 women and 5 men) will be announced on 13-14 November, and winners will be unveiled on 11 December on social media.

The 2023 contenders for Women’s World Athlete of the Year, listed alphabetically, are:

Tigist Assefa, ETH, marathon
· Berlin marathon winner
· World marathon record

Femke Bol, NED, 400m/400m hurdles
· World 400m hurdles champion
· World indoor 400m record

Shericka Jackson, JAM, 100m/200m
· World 200m champion and 100m silver medallist
· Diamond League 100m and 200m champion

Faith Kipyegon, KEN, 1500m/mile/5000m
· World 1500m and 5000m champion
· World records at 1500m, mile and 5000m

Haruka Kitaguchi, JPN, javelin
· World champion
· Diamond League champion

Yaroslava Mahuchikh, UKR, high jump
· World champion
· Diamond League champion

Maria Perez, ESP, race walk
· World 20km and 35km race walk world champion
· World record at 35km race walk

Gudaf Tsegay, ETH, 5000m/10,000m
· World 10,000m champion
· Diamond League 5000m champion with world record

Sha’Carri Richardson, 100m/200m
· World champion at 100m
· World bronze medallist at 200m

Yulimar Rojas, VEN, triple jump
· World champion
· Diamond league champion

Winfed Yavi, BRN, 3000m steeplechase
· World champion
· Diamond League champion with world lead

Source: World Athletics

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