Kipyegon won the world championship in Oregon before rounding off her electrifying season with a Diamond league victory. In addition, she set a new national record and set a new world record with a time of 3:50.37, only 0.03 of a second off the record.
After winning the 1500m race in the 2016 and 2020 Games, the latter of which set a record, Kipyegon became just the second woman to win back-to-back Olympic titles.A losing nominee for the awards last year, Chepngetich will compete against a brilliant group of track and field talents, including Nigeria's Tobi Amusan, who is the current world, commonwealth, african, and Diamond League 100m hurdles champion.Both Shericka Jackson of Jamaica and five-time world champion Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce are contenders in the 200-meter race.
Five finalists in each of the two categories will be announced after the voting period ends on October 31. The overall winners will be announced in early December.An international panel of athletics specialists, which included members from each of World Athletics' six continental regions, chose the athletes.They were nominated based on their results in the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Oregon, the 2022 World Indoor Championship in Belgrade, the Diamond League, and other one-day events.The finalists will be chosen by a three-way vote.
Fans can vote online via the World Athletics social media channels, while the World Athletics Council and World Athletics Family will cast their ballots by email.Each nominee will have a unique graphic shared this week on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube; a "like" on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, or a retweet on Twitter, counts as one vote.
The World Athletics Council's vote will determine 50% of the outcome, while the votes of the World Athletics Family and the general public will each determine 25% of the outcome.The candidates for Women's World Athlete of the Year in 2022 are:
NGR, Tobi Amusan
- 100-meter hurdles world champion
- 100-meter hurdles champion for the Diamond League, Commonwealth, and Africa
- Achieved a 100-meter hurdles world record of 12.12
USA - Chase Ealey
- Silver medalist in the indoor shot put and the global shot put champion.
- Diamond League winner in the shot put
- Threw a world-record 20.51 meters.
JAM and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
- The world 100-meter champion, who won a sixth gold in the competition.
100-meter winner in the Diamond League
- Ran a world-leading 10.62 in one of her season's seven 100-meter events with a time under 10.70.
PER Kimberly Garcia
- Peru's first-ever World Athletics Championships medal will go to the world 20-kilometer race walk champion.
- The world's best 35-kilometer race walker broke a South American record to finish a double race walk.
- Bronze medalist in the 20 km World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships.
JAM's Shericka Jackson
- 200-meter world champion
200-meter champion in the Diamond League
- Ran a world-leading 21.45 seconds to climb up to second all-time.
Ken Faith Kipyegon
- 1500 m world champion
- 1500m Diamond League champion
- Ran a world-leading Kenyan record of 3:50.37, missing the world record by barely three tenths of a second.
UKR Yaroslava Mahuchikh
- World indoor high jump champion and silver medalist in the high jump
- Champion of Europe in high jumping
- Jumped a 2.05m world record, matching the outdoor national record.
USA Sydney McLaughlin
400-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter world champion
- At the US Championships, broke the 400-meter hurdles world record with a time of 51.41.
- Set a new world record of 50.68 to win the championship.
BAH Shaunae Miller-Uibo
- 400 m world champion
- 400-meter indoor world champion
- 400 m NACAC champion
VEN Yulimar Rojas
- The world's best triple jumper both indoors and outside
- The triple jump champion of the Diamond League
- In Belgrade, she increased her world record to 15.74m.
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