Elaine Thompson-Herah Nominated for Female Athlete of the Year

Stomach bug hampers Elaine Thompson at World Chamionships - Caribbean National Weekly News

Jamaica sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah has been included in a shortlist of five athletes in contention for the World Athletics 2020 Female Athlete of the Year.

Despite the pandemic putting a pause on all major track and field events, the Jamaican had a series of strong performances.

Thompson-Herah ran unbeaten over seven races in which she also set a world-leading 10.85 over the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome. She also closed the season with a strong 10.87s in Doha.

Making the final five with Thompson-Herah are two Ethiopians Letesenbet Gidey and Sifan Hassan, Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir, and Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela).

The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live at the World Athletics Awards 2020 to be staged as a virtual event on Saturday 5 December and streamed live on the World Athletics YouTube channel, its Facebook page, and via Twitter.

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