Jamaica’s Thompson-Herah Among Female World Athlete Of Year Finalists

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah has been named among five finalists for World Athletics’ Female World Athlete of the Year award.

A shortlist of 10 Olympic champions was previously revealed by World Athletics last month.

Earlier this year, the 29-year-old won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Thompson-Herah is also the second-fastest woman of all time. She crossed the finish line in a blistering time of 10.54 seconds in the women’s 100m at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. That time brought her closer to American Florence Griffith-Joyner’s world record of 10.49 seconds, set in 1988.


The other finalists named are Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya, Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands,  Olympic 400m hurdles champion Sydney McLaughlin of the United States, and Olympic triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela.

The men’s finalists comprise of Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, Ryan Crouser of the United States, Mondo Duplantis of Sweden, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, and Karsten Warholm of Norway.

The winners will be announced at the World Athletics Awards 2021 on December 1.

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