Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana among finalists for IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards

Nov 09, 2016 19:33 | Poltics
CHANDIGARH, NOV 9 

Jamaica's fastest runner in the world Usain Bolt is among the men's three finalists announced by the International Amateur Athletic Federation for the 2016 IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards. Mo Farah of Great Britain and Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa are the other finalists.

The finalists were revealed with less than a month to go until the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia), Elaine Thompson (Jamaica) and Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland) are the three finalists in the women's section.

The finalists were determined by a three-way voting process. The IAAF Council’s vote counted for 50 per cent of the result, the IAAF Family’s vote counted for 25 per cent and a public vote, conducted via social media, counted for 25 per cent of the final result.

The World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016.

The finalists are:

 

Men: 
Usain Bolt (JAM)
Mo Farah (GBR)
Wayde van Niekerk (RSA)

 

Women:
Almaz Ayana (ETH)
Elaine Thompson (JAM)
Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)