Africa’s fastest long-distance woman, Caster Semenya has been nominated for the 2018 International Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletes of the Year award.
The IAAF Athletics award is set to hold on December 4 in Monaco, France to recognize athletes who have distinguished themselves in the sport during the current year.
A statement on the IAAF official site said, “This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2018 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018 in Monaco on Tuesday 4 December.
“The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 nominees for Female World Athlete of the Year who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.
“A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.
“The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF’s social media platforms.
Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and
“The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.
“Voting for the Female World Athlete of the Year closes on 12 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.
“The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018.
The nominees for 2018 Female World Athlete of the Year are:
Caster Semenya (RSA)
Dina Asher-Smith (GBR)
Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN)
Sifan Hassan (NED)
Caterine Ibarguen (COL)
XMariya Lasitskene (ANA)
Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)
Sandra Perkovic (CRO)
Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)
Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)