Richardson was nominated alongside double World record holder Faith Kipyegon, two-time World 200m champion Shericka Jackson, among others.
Sha’Carri Richardson is among the female athletes who were nominated for the 2023 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2023.
With voting almost coming to an end, Richardson urged fans to vote for their favourite athletes with D-day fast approaching.
20:04 - 26.10.2023
Jamaicans, Americans, and Kenyan fans react as Sha'Carri Richardson wins Women's Athlete of the Year poll
Sha'Carri Richardson won a poll as Women's Athlete of the Year and this has caused several reactions from fans of different countries online.
She noted that every athlete works hard to be the best and fans should take their time to appreciate their efforts. Voting will close at midnight on Saturday, October 28.
In a post on her Instagram stories, she said: “Like the post at World Athletics to vote for your favourite athletes. We all work hard. Still growing, still glowing.”
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Faith Kipyegon has explained why breaking the 5000m world record remains to be a surprising occurrence to her, a feat that left her in tears.
Meanwhile, Richardson was nominated alongside double World record holder Faith Kipyegon, two-time World 200m champion Shericka Jackson, and World marathon record holder Tigst Assefa of Ethiopia.
Dutchwoman Femke Bol also made the list due to her impeccable performance that saw her become the World 400m hurdles champion and World Indoor 400m record holder.
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18-year-old Alana Reid is set to become a training partner to the reigning World 100m champion Sha’Carri Richardson.
Japan’s Haruka Kitaguchi, 22-year-old Yaroslava Mahuchikh of Ukraine, and Maria Perez of Spain have also been nominated.
Another Ethiopian, Gudaf Tsegay, is also among the nominees as Kenyan-born Bahraini Winfred Yavi seals the star-studded list.
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During an Instagram Q&A session, Shericka Jackson shared with her fans the biggest race in her career.
The World Athletics Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.
At the conclusion of the voting process, five women and five men finalists will be announced by World Athletics on November 13 and 14. The winners will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media platforms on December 11.
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