Religion Kipyegon celebrates after agreeable a previous Diamond League flee. PHOTO/World Athletics
Religion Kipyegon will secret agent to alter into essentially the most significant ever Kenyan girl to raise the World Female Athlete of the 300 and sixty five days award after being named in the preliminary shortlist of 10 athletes released on Friday by World Athletics.
Kipyegon who efficiently defended her Olympic Video games title in Tokyo, Japan in August has had a comely season and will secret agent to manufacture the closing record as Kenya hopes for a double award.
Marathon mountainous Eliud Kipchoge has also been nominated for the male award.
Kipyegon enjoyed a stellar 2021 campaign and in addition to clinching the Olympic Gold with a full thrashing of Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan also received the Diamond Trophy in the same distance.
The on-develop Kipyegon also broke the Kenyan nationwide file twice and performed off her season with a elevate on the Kip Keino Continental Gold Classic Tour in Nairobi.
She could well grasp a healthy discipline to strive in opposition to for the award.
Hassan, who she beat for the 1500m crown in Tokyo has also been shortlisted for her imperious efficiency on the Olympic Video games where she received three medals. She clinched the 5,000m and 10,000m titles and changed into as soon as halted from an unparalleled triple assault by Kipyegon in the 1500m where she performed second.
American youngster Athing Mu has also been nominated for the award after her surprise flee on the Olympic Video games where she received gold in the 800m. She changed into as soon as also half of the American team that clinched the 4x400m title.
Mu also broke the World U20 file in the two-lap flee and on this same season diminished North American data in the 400m and 800m.
Toddle queen Elaine Thompson-Herah can be one other high contender for the award having also had season. She received triple Olympic gold, agreeable both the 100m and 200m as effectively as guiding the Jamaican team to victory in the 4x100m relay.
The emphatic sprinter also broke nationwide data in the 100m and 200m and on her manner to agreeable an Olympic gold in the 100m ran the second quickest time of all time.
Others who grasp made the preliminary record of 10 encompass American Valarie Allman who is the Olympic and Diamond League discus champion, Puerto Rican hurdler Jasmine Camacho-Quinn who broke the Olympic file in the 100m females’s hurdles flee, Russian excessive jumper Mariya Lasitskene, American 400m hurdler Sydney McLaughlin, Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas who also received the award last 300 and sixty five days.
This week marks the opening of the vote casting direction of for the 2021 World Athletes of the 300 and sixty five days earlier than the World Athletics Awards 2021 to be held in December.
Commenting on the Awards, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe acknowledged: “As consistently, the World Athletics Awards will recognise athletes who grasp performed on the favorable level across the 300 and sixty five days, taking into story now no longer finest the Olympic Video games, but the one-day meeting circuits. We construct recognise that athletes in some parts of the enviornment faced bigger challenges than others in gaining access to world competitors this 300 and sixty five days, which complicated the nomination direction of. However, we saw some spectacular breakthroughs on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games and we secret agent forward to these athletes having extra opportunities to shine next 300 and sixty five days, with 5 World Athletics Series events and a beefy agenda of one-day conferences on the calendar.”
A 3-manner vote casting direction of will pick the finalists.
The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will solid their votes by electronic mail, while followers can vote online through the World Athletics social media platforms. Person graphics for every and each nominee can be posted on Fb, Twitter and Instagram this week; a ‘deal with’ on Fb and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will depend as one vote.
The World Athletics Council’s vote will depend for 50% of the final result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes will each and each depend for 25% of the closing result.
Voting for the World Athletes of the 300 and sixty five days closes in the ineffective of night on Saturday 6 November. At the conclusion of the vote casting direction of, 5 females and 5 men finalists can be introduced by World Athletics.
The feminine and male World Athletes of the 300 and sixty five days can be introduced are residing on the World Athletics Awards 2021 in December.