Yulimar Rojas, Fraser-Pryce and McLaughlin, nominated for athlete of the year

World Athletics, the International Athletics Federation, announced this Wednesday the ten athletes nominated to be chosen as the best of the 2022 seasonwith names like those of the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas or the American Sydney McLaughlin.

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her fifth world title in the 100 meters this summer and won the Diamond League, while the Venezuelan jumper also took the world golds in the open air and on the indoor track, also achieving a new world record ‘indoor’ at the Belgrade event with a jump of 15.74 meters.

For its part, The American hurdler was one of the stars of the summer with her victory in the 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Eugenewhere he lowered his world record below 51 seconds with a spectacular 50.68.

Along with her, World Athletics also nominated the Jamaican Shericka Jackson, world champion of the 200 meters, the Nigerian Tobi Amusan, world champion of the 100 hurdles and who achieved a new world record with 12.12, the American Chase Ealey, world champion of weight, the Peruvian Kimberly García, ddouble world champion of 20 and 35 km walk, the Kenyan Faith Kipyegon, world champion of 1,500, the Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh, world champion ‘indoor’ in height, and the Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uiboworld champion in the open air and on the indoor track of the 400 m.

The voting process to choose the winner will be shared between the World Council and the World Family, who will cast their votes by email and will count 50 and 25 percent respectively, while fans can do so online. via World Athletics social media platforms, counting the remaining 25 percent. Voting will close at midnight on Monday, October 31, and from that moment World Athletics will announce its five male and female finalists, with the winners being announced through its social networks in early December.

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