South Africa’s two 2016 Olympic gold medallists – Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya – have been nominated for the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Athletes of the Year Award! The public has until 1 November to cast our votes!
Wayde won the 400 metres in Rio (breaking a world record!) and his golden moment was followed by Caster Semenya who won the 800m later in the Olympic Games.
This week marked the opening of the voting process for the 2016 World Athletes of the Year, ahead of the IAAF Awards Night in Monaco on 2 December.
A list of 10 men and 10 women nominees 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.
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 closes on 1 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, three men and three 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 Awards Night.
The public vote is now OPEN. Voting closes on 1 November at 5pm GMT.
This story was sourced from SAPeople