Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah has been nominated for the World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year award, after she ended the COVID-19 ravaged 2020 season, as the fastest women in the world this year.
Thompson Herah won all seven of her 100m starts this year and finished the campaign with a world-leading 10.85 seconds, which she recorded at the Rome Diamond League on September 17.
She is the only Jamaican, who has been nominated for either the Male or Female Athlete of the Year award for 2020.
Nine other women have been nominated for the 2020 Female Athlete of the Year award. These are Femke Bol (Netherlands), Letesenbet Gibey (Ethiopia), Sifan Hassan (Netherlands), Peres Jepchirchir (Kenya), Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), Laura Muir (Great Britain and Nothern Ireland), Hellen Obiri (Kenya), Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) and Ababel Yeshaneh (Ethiopia).