Jamaica’s world champions Veronica Campbell-Brown, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake have been shortlisted on the women’s and men’s list for the 2011 IAAF World Athletes of the Year Awards to be announced on November 12.
Campbell-Brown, champion over 200 metres while collecting silver medals over 100 metres and the women’s sprint relay in Daegu, South Korea, faces challenges from fellow world champions such as Carmelita Jeter, Lashinda Demus, Valerie Adams, Vivian Cheruiyot, Amantle Montsho and Sally Pearson on the ten women list.
Double world champions in Daegu Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake head a strong men’s list of ten, which includes world champions Mo Farah, Kirani James, David Rudisha, Christian Taylor and Jesse Williams.
A world email poll opens Monday and closes October 23 when the IAAF will announce the top three male and females athletes.
The International Athletics Foundation will then select the female and male winners at the World Athletics Gala.
Source: RJR News