- CNTV English - CCTV News

Bolt and Fraser-Pryce in running for IAAF award

10-02-2013 07:20 BJT

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Jamaican star sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were both included in the 10-men and 10-women shortlist for the 2013 World Athlete of the Year Award, the world governing body of the sport announced on Tuesday.

"The IAAF is pleased to announce the names of the 10 men and 10 women who have been shortlisted for the 2013 World Athlete of the Year Award. The candidates have been selected by an IAAF panel of athletics experts," said the IAAF on its website.

Although failed to set any new world record in 2013, Bolt still enjoyed a convincing dominance in the men's 100m and 200m events, claiming both titles at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia in August.

With Yohan Blake injured out and Asafa Powel tested positive before the World Championships, Bolt managed to pace the Jamaican 4X100m relay team to the top podium.

Fraser-Pryce also made her history in Moscow, becoming the first woman to win the treble of 100m, 200m and relay golds at World Championships.

The shortlist will be trimmed to three men and three women following a voting process and the winner of the World Athlete of the Year Award will be announced during the 2013 World Athletics Gala on Saturday Nov. 16.

The candidates for the World Athlete of the Year Award are (athletes listed in alphabetical order):


Mohammed Aman, Ethiopia

Usain Bolt, Jamaica

Bohdan Bondarenko, Ukraine

Ashton Eaton, United States

Mohamed Farah, Britain

Robert Harting, Germany

Wilson Kipsang, Kenya

Aleksandr Menkov, Russia

LaShawn Merritt, United States

Teddy Tamgho, France


Valerie Adams, New Zealand

Abeba Aregawi, Sweden

Meseret Defar, Ethiopia

Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica

Zuzana Hejnova, Czech Repbulic

Caterine Ibarguen, Colombia

Sandra Perkovic, Croatia

Brianna Rollins, United States

Svetlana Shkolina, Russia


Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program