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Here are nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2020

Source: ANI
November 02, 2020 23:08 IST
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World Athletics on Monday announced a list of ten nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2020, who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics.

The nominations reflect the remarkable range of exceptional performances that the sport has witnessed this year, despite the challenges that the global Covid-19 pandemic presented.

"The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the World Athletics' social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week; a 'like' on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote," the World Athletics said.

The World Athletics Council's vote will count for 50 per cent of the result, while the World Athletics Family's votes and the public votes will each count for 25 per cent of the final result.

A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.

Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on November 15. At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by World Athletics.

The nominees for 2020 Male World Athlete of the Year are:

Donavan Brazier, USA

Donavan Brazier of the United States celebrates winning the 800 metres final

IMAGE: Donavan Brazier of the United States celebrates winning the 800 metres final on day five of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships on October 1, 2019. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Ran world-leading 800m times indoors (1:44.22, North American indoor record) and outdoors (1:43.15) - won all seven of his races over all distances

Joshua Cheptegei, Uganda

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei celebrates after winning the men's 5000m and setting a new world record at the Diamond League at Stade Louis II, Monaco, on August 14, 2020

IMAGE: Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei celebrates after winning the men's 5000m and setting a new world record at the Diamond League at Stade Louis II, Monaco, on August 14, 2020. Photograph: Valery Hache/Pool via Reuters

Broke world records at 5000m (12:35.36), 10,000m (26:11.00) and 5km on the roads (12:51) - was fourth at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships on his debut over the distance

Timothy Cheruiyot, Kenya

Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot poses as he celebrates winning gold in the Men's 1500 Metres Final

IMAGE: Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot poses as he celebrates winning gold in the Men's 1500 metres final of the World Athletics Championships on October 6, 2019. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Ran world-leading 3:28.45 over 1500m- undefeated in three 1500m races.

Ryan Crouser, USA: Undefeated in 10 shot put competitions, his 22.91m world-leading performance moved him to equal third on the world all-time list.

Mondo Duplantis, Sweden: Broke the world record in the pole vault twice (6.17m and 6.18m) and produced the highest outdoor vault of all time (6.15m) - undefeated in 16 competitions.

Jacob Kiplimo, Uganda: Won world half marathon title in a championship record of 58:49 - ran a world-leading 7:26.64 over 3000m, the fastest time in the world since 2007.

Noah Lyles, USA

Noah Lyles celebrates winning the 200 metres final during day five of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships

IMAGE: Noah Lyles celebrates winning the 200 metres final during day five of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships on October 1, 2019. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Undefeated in five finals - ran a world-leading 19.76 over 200m.

Daniel Stahl, Sweden: Won 17 of his 19 discus competitions - threw a world-leading 71.37m.

Johannes Vetter, Germany: Won eight of his nine javelin competitions - threw a world-leading 97.76m, the second farthest throw in history.

Karsten Warholm, Norway

Norway's Karsten Warholm shows off the results board after winning in 400 Meters Hurdles at the Diamond League in Stockholm Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 23, 2020

IMAGE: Norway's Karsten Warholm shows off the results board after winning in 400 Meters Hurdles at the Diamond League in Stockholm Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 23, 2020. Photograph: Christine Olsson/TT News Agency/via Reuters

Ran a world-leading 46.87 in the 400m hurdles, the second-fastest performance in history - undefeated in nine 400m/400m hurdles races and set a world best of 33.78 in 300m hurdles.

The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live at the World Athletics Awards 2020 on December 5.

The female nominees will be announced on Tuesday, November 3.

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