Sunday 17 November, 2019

Fraser-Pryce nominated for IAAF World Athlete of the Year award

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce reacts after winning the women's 100-metre gold medal at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday, September 29.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce reacts after winning the women's 100-metre gold medal at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday, September 29.

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is among 11 nominees for the 2019 Female World Athlete of the Year.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced the list of athletes on Tuesday.

Fraser-Pryce had a solid 2019 season, which ended with with two gold medals at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

The diminutive sprinter became the first woman to win the 100 metres at four World Championships when she turned back the challenge of a quality field at the 2019 edition inside the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on September 29.

Fraser-Pryce clocked a fast 10.71 seconds, putting some serious distance between her and the rest of the field. 

With the 100-metre victory at the World Championships, Fraser-Pryce won her first global medal as a mother; she gave birth to her son, Zyon, two years ago.

Fraser-Pryce was also a member of the women's 4x100-metre relay team that won the gold medal in Doha.

Fraser-Pryce won the Female Athlete of the Year award in 2013.

The nominees for 2019 Female World Athlete of the Year are (in alphabetical order):

Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN)
- won world 3000m steeplechase title in a championship record of 8:57.84
- won Diamond League title
- won seven of her eight steeplechase races

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
- won world 100m and 4x100m titles in world-leading times of 10.71 and 41.44
- won Pan-American 200m title
- won seven of her 10 races at 100m

Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR)
- won world heptathlon title in a world-leading 6981
- undefeated in all combined events competitions, indoors and outdoors
- won European indoor pentathlon title with a world-leading 4983

Sifan Hassan (NED)
- won world 1500m and 10,000m titles in world-leading times of 3:51.95 and 30:17.62
- won Diamond League 1500m and 5000m titles
- broke world mile record with 4:12.33 in Monaco

Brigid Kosgei (KEN)
- set a world record of 2:14:04 to win the Chicago Marathon
- won the London Marathon
- ran a world-leading 1:05:28 for the half marathon and 1:04:28 on a downhill course

Mariya Lasitskene (ANA)
- won world high jump title with 2.04m
- jumped a world-leading 2.06m in Ostrava
- won 21 of her 23 competitions, indoors and outdoors

Malaika Mihambo (GER)
- won world long jump title with a world-leading 7.30m
- won Diamond League title
- undefeated outdoors

Dalilah Muhammad (USA)
- broke world record with 52.20 at the US Championships
- improved her own world record to win the world 400m hurdles title in 52.16
- won world 4x400m title

Salwa Eid Naser (BRN)
- won world 400m title in 48.14, the third-fastest time in history
- won Diamond League title and three gold medals at the Asian Championships
- undefeated at 400m outdoors

Hellen Obiri (KEN)
- won world cross-country title in Aarhus
- won world 5000m title in a championship record of 14:26.72
- ran a world-leading 14:20.36 for 5000m in London

Yulimar Rojas (VEN)
- won world triple jump title with 15.37m
- jumped world-leading 15.41m to move to second on the world all-time list
- won nine of her 12 competitions, including the Pan-American Games

The male nominees were announced on Monday and are listed below:

Donavan Brazier (USA)
- won world 800m title in a championship record of 1:42.34
- won Diamond League title
- won four of his five outdoor 800m races

Christian Coleman (USA)
- won world 100m title in a world-leading 9.76
- won world 4x100m title in a world-leading 37.10
- won four of his five races at 100m

Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)
- won world cross-country title in Aarhus
- won world 10,000m title in a world-leading 26:48.36
- won Diamond League 500m title

Timothy Cheruyiot (KEN)
- won world 1500m title
- won Diamond League 1500m title
- won 10 of his 11 outdoor races across all distances

Steven Gardiner (BAH)
- won world 400m title in 43.48
- undefeated all year over 400m
- ran world-leading 32.26 indoors over 300m

Sam Kendricks (USA)
- won world pole vault title
- cleared a world-leading 6.06m to win the US title
- won 12 of his 17 outdoor competitions, including the Diamond League final

Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)
- won London Marathon in a course record of 2:02:37
- ran 1:59:40.2 for 42.195km in Vienna

Noah Lyles (USA)
- won world 200m and 4x100m titles
- ran a world-leading 19.50 in Lausanne to move to fourth on the world all-time list
- won Diamond League titles at 100m and 200m

Daniel Stahl (SWE)
- won the world discus title
- threw a world-leading 71.86m to move to fifth on the world all-time list
- won 13 of his 16 competitions, including the Diamond League final

Christian Taylor (USA)
- won the world triple jump title
- won Diamond League title
- won 10 of his 14 competitions

Karsten Warholm (NOR)
- won the world 400m hurdles title
- undefeated indoors and outdoors at all distances, including at the Diamond League final and the European Indoor Championships
- clocked world-leading 46.92, the second-fastest time in history

This week marks the opening of the voting process ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2019 in Monaco on Saturday, November 23.

The IAAF said that the nominees were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.

The IAAF further stated that the nominations reflect the remarkable range of exceptional performances that the sport has witnessed this year, at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, and in the Diamond League and in road and cross country events. 

A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.

The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF's social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram this week; a 'like' on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.

The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.

Voting for the Male World Athlete of the Year closes on November 4 while voting for the Female World Athlete of the Year closes on November 5.

At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.

The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the World Athletics Awards 2019.

 

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