Thompson-Herah among stellar line-up for World Female Athlete of the Year accolade

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Simon Preston

As expected, two time Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah has been nominated for World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year.

The 29 year old had a 2021 to remember after becoming the first woman to successfully defend her Olympic 100m and 200m titles.

A few weeks after the Olympics, Thompson-Herah became the fastest woman alive after clocking 10.54 in the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon.

This is the second fastest time ever recorded by a woman over the 100m.

Defending Female Athlete of the Year Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela has been nominated once again for her exploits at the Olympics and on the Diamond League circuit.

The other nominees are middle distance runner Athing Mu, sprinter Shaune Miller-Uibo, hurdlers Sydney McLaughlin and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, high jumper Mariya Lasitskene, thrower Valarie Allman and distance runners Sifan Hassan and Faith Kipyegon.

The World Athletics awards ceremony is slated for December.



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