Faith Kipyegon Unveiled Among 11 World Athlete of the Year Nominees

2023 DP World African Woman in Sport recipient Faith Kipyegon is part of a stellar list of female athletes that are vying for the title of World Athletics’ Women’s World Athlete of the Year 2023. Photo: World Athletics on X

2023 DP World African Woman in Sport recipient Faith Kipyegon is part of a stellar list of female athletes that are vying for the title of World Athletics’ Women’s World Athlete of the Year 2023.  

The global athletics federation unveiled the list of 11 nominees for the prestigious Women’s World Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, after the short list of finalists were selected by an international panel of athletics experts from all six continental areas. 

2023 has been dubbed the Year of Women’s Sport, and female athletes have risen and landed memorable performances at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, one-day meeting circuits, Label Road races and other events around the world. 

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. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, X, Instagram and YouTube this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube or a retweet on X will count as one vote.

Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on Saturday 28 October. 

At the conclusion of the voting process, five women and five men finalists will be announced by World Athletics on 13-14 November.

The winner will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media platforms on 11 December.

Nominees for World Athletics’ 2023 Women’s World Athlete of the Year Award

Tigist Assefa, Ethiopia, Marathon
· Berlin marathon winner
· World marathon record

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

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

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

Haruka Kitaguchi, Japan, Javelin
· World champion
· Diamond League champion

Yaroslava Mahuchikh, Ukraine, High Jump
· World champion
· Diamond League champion

Maria Perez, Spain, Race Walk
· World 20km and 35km race walk world champion
· World record at 35km race walk

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

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

Yulimar Rojas, Venezuela, Triple Jump
· World champion
· Diamond league champion

Winfed Yavi, Bahrain, 3000m Steeplechase
· World champion
· Diamond League champion with world lead


Photo Caption: 2023 DP World African Woman in Sport recipient Faith Kipyegon is part of a stellar list of female athletes that are vying for the title of World Athletics’ Women’s World Athlete of the Year 2023. Photo: World Athletics on X

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