Six African Athletes Nominated for IAAF Athlete of the Year Award

Manangoi, Obiri nominated for IAAF's World Athlete of the Year

Controversial world 100-metre champion Justin Gatlin was left off the list of nominees for the IAAF's World Athlete of the Year awards.

McLeod was the only gold medal victor for Jamaica at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Bolt's final major championships ended with a whimper in London, with the Jamaican star taking bronze in the 100m and limping out injured from the 4x100m relay.

The women's list includes Almaz Ayana, Anita Wlodarczyk, Maria Lasitskene, Hellen Obiri, Sally Pearson, Sandra Perkovic, Brittney Reese, Caster Semenya, Ekaterini Stefanidi and Nafissatou Thiam.

The shortlists were drawn up by an "international panel of athletics experts", which featured representatives from all six Continental areas of the IAAF.

He was the marquee name on the 10-strong male shortlist released by the IAAF on Monday, which did not include Bolt, who has won the accolade six times since 2008.

In August 2016, he won the silver at the Rio Olympic Games.

According to IAAF, 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.

The nominees are: Men: Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar)‚ Pawel Fajdek (Poland)‚ Mohamed Farah (UK)‚ Sam Kendricks (US)‚ Elijah Manangoi (Kenya)‚ Luvo Manyonga (SA)‚ Omar McLeod (Jamaica)‚ Christian Taylor (US)‚ Wayde van Niekerk (SA)‚ Johannes Vetter (Germany).

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

They also promised to post each nominee's graphics on Facebook and Twitter before the end of the week.

Voting closes on 16 October. At the conclusion of the voting process, three men and three women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.

Related News:



Most liked

Microsoft Groove Music Streaming App Gets The Axe After December 31, 2017
What about subscriptions that extend beyond December 31, 2017? The news came out yesterday after Microsoft announced the change. Groove Music was quite competent, but there was nothing that made it stand out as being in any way better than the competition.

We're Going All-Electric (Someday) — GM Exec
Electrification is all the rage in the auto industry, but the cars themselves represent only a tiny fraction of the entire market. General Motors will introduce 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023, with two being introduced for the 2019 model year.

Rand Paul criticizes GOP tax plan for increasing middle class taxes
Frank LoBiondo, a Republican from the Atlantic City area, called the idea "a problem" for him, echoing many others in the region. For lawyers in high tax states, it's "likely to be close to a wash", said Columbia tax law professor Alex Raskolnikov.

New Roku streaming line goes head-to-head with Amazon Fire TV
Smart TVs from brands like TCL, Hisense, RCA and others that run Roku's Smart TV system have always been among CNET's favorites . The benefit here is a faster and more stable streaming experience which translates to faster load times and less time buffering.

Verstappen wins final Malaysian F1 Grand Prix
Behind Raikkonen at the start of the Malaysian Grand Prix will feature two of the pilot "Red bull" - Verstappen and Ricardo. He was picking off the back markers easily courtesy of his second new engine of the weekend.

Carlos Hyde, Four Other 49ers Questionable vs. Cardinals
San Francisco's rushing defense isn't much better, though the Cards haven't proven they can run the ball since Johnson's injury. Among active defenders, only Julius Peppers (238), Terence Newman (209) and Terrell Suggs (201) have played in more games.

Myanmar Repairs, Fortifies Fence on Bangladeshi Border
Bangladeshi home minister will shortly visit Myanmar for discussion over the border management proposal, said Mahmood Ali. Ali told reporters that the counties had agreed to form a joint working group to start work on repatriation.

IPhone 8 Plus smartphones burst open while charging, Apple investigating 2 claims
Much like previous generation iPhones , there are thick top and bottom bezels, lending to a very dated-looking design. Not likely, but there are tangible improvements here, which is a given for any new generation product.

Donald Trump to visit Asia in November, but India not in itinerary
The White House said that Trump will travel to China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines. The US president will be accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump.

Google scraps free content rule for publishers
News search results for sites with paid subscriptions will no longer be demoted in Google search , Bloomberg reported Sunday. Gingras says that they have been collaborating with news publishers to address such problems.

Trump blasts media coverage of Puerto Rico
That comes after he accused the San Juan mayor of poor leadership and being unable to get workers to help Puerto Rico recover. He also noted that he and the first lady will be traveling to Puerto Rico and possibly the U.S.

'NOBODY is unsackable' Philip Hammond blasts Boris Johnson's leadership bid
Mrs May responded: "What I have is a cabinet that are united in the mission of this Government Andrew, and that's what you will see this week".

McDonald's is releasing Szechuan sauce-for real
A joke about Szechuan sauce was included in Rick and Morty's season three premiere, which debuted on April Fool's Day and was available to watch online for 48 hours.

KRG to pay price over independence referendum: Erdogan
Now businesses near the Turkish border fear their crossing may also close. Baghdad declared the ballot illegal and suspended flights in retaliation.

Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To 'Body Clock' Scientists
In 1994 Young discovered a second clock gene, which he named " timeless ", that helps control the period gene's activity. Why it matters: Their combined work launched a subgenre of molecular biology that focused on circadian rhythm proteins.