Shericka Jackson is among 11 nominees unveiled today for female  World  Athlete  of  the  year  award

Back to back world 200 metre champion Shericka Jackson is among 11 nominees unveiled today  by  track and field’s governing body…..World  Athletics….for  the  female  World  Athlete  of  the  year  award.

Jackson was selected based on her performance at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary where she stormed to  victory in the women’s 200 metre final in a meet record 21.41 seconds.

This was followed by her claiming the diamond league titles in the women’s 100 and 200 metre events in Eugene, Oregon in 10.70 and 21.57 seconds respectively.

Also among the nominees are world triple jump champion and diamond league winner Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela, Dutch world  400 metre hurdles champion Femke Bol and American sprinter Sha’carri Richardson the world 100 metre champion.

The  list further includes Kenyan world record holder  faith Kipyegon, Berlin  marathon  winner Tigist Assefa of  Ethiopia, world javelin  champion  Haruka Kitaguchi of  Japan, world steeplechase  champion  Winifred Yavi of  Bahrain  and  high  jump  world  champion  Yaroslava Mahuchikh  of  Ukraine.

It’s completed by  Maria Perez of Spain.the  race-walk  world  champion  and Gudaf Tsegay  of  Ethiopia..the  world 10  thousand  metres  champion.

A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.

The World Athletics Council and the world athletics family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the world athletics social media platforms. 

Voting for the world athlete of the year  award closes at midnight on Saturday October  28. 


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