Finalists Announced For Women’s Athlete of the Year 2022


The names of the five finalists for Women’s World Athlete of the Year have been confirmed, as the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2022 continues.
The five athletes, who represent five countries from three area associations, have achieved sensational performances across a range of athletics disciplines in 2022, at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22, one-day meeting circuits and other events around the world.
Tobi Amusan, NGR
World 100m hurdles champion
Diamond League, Commonwealth and African 100m hurdles champion
Set a world 100m hurdles record of 12.12
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, JAM
World 100m champion, claiming a fifth gold medal in the event
Diamond League 100m champion
Ran a world-leading 10.62 among her record seven sub-10.70 100m races of the season
Kimberly Garcia, PER
World 20km race walk champion, winning Peru’s first ever World Athletics Championships medal
World 35km race walk champion in a South American record to complete a race walk double
World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships 20km bronze medallist
Sydney McLaughlin, USA
World 400m hurdles and 4x400m champion
Broke the world 400m hurdles record with 51.41 at the US Championships
Further improved the world record to 50.68 to win the world title
Yulimar Rojas, VEN
World indoor and outdoor triple jump champion
Diamond League triple jump champion
Improved her world record to 15.74m in Belgrade