As the anticipation builds for the World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year award, it's time to reflect on the remarkable achievements of the top 5 contenders. Each of these extraordinary athletes has left an indelible mark on the world of track and field in 2023, showcasing exceptional talent, determination, and sportsmanship. Let's delve into the accomplishments that have positioned them as frontrunners for this prestigious recognition. Check out Queens of the Track, 15 Great Female Jamaican Athletes: https://a.co/d/1ZEfVBT
- Shericka Jackson (29 years old)
World Champion 200m
Silver Medalist in the 100m
Diamond League Champion in both 100m & 200m
Shericka Jackson, the Jamaican sprint sensation, has lit up the tracks with her incredible speed and agility. As the World Champion in the 200m and a Silver Medalist in the 100m, Jackson has demonstrated unparalleled prowess. Her dominance in both the 100m and 200m categories at the Diamond League solidifies her status as a force to be reckoned with on the global stage.
2. Femke Bol (23 years old)
World Champion 400mH
World Champion in 4x400m Relay
Diamond League Champion 400mH
World Indoor Record Holder – 400m
Femke Bol, the Dutch dynamo, has excelled in hurdles and sprinting. Her gold medals in the 400mH and 4x400m Relay at the World Championships, coupled with her Diamond League triumph in the 400mH, showcase her versatility. Additionally, Bol's indoor world record in the 400m highlights her dominance on both indoor and outdoor tracks.
3. Tigist Assefa (27 years old)
Berlin Marathon Winner
World Record Holder in Marathon
Tigist Assefa Tessema, the Ethiopian long-distance maestro, has etched her name in history as the Berlin Marathon Winner and the World Record Holder in the Marathon. Her remarkable feat of completing a marathon in under two hours and thirteen minutes sets her apart as one of the most formidable athletes in the world.
4. Faith Kipyego (29 years old)
World Champion in 1500m & 5000m
Diamond League Champion in 1500m/Mile
World Record Holder in 1500m, Mile, and 5000m
Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon, the Kenyan middle- and long-distance powerhouse, has had an outstanding year. Her triple crown at the World Championships, coupled with Diamond League success, cements her as one of the most dominant runners across various distances. Kipyegon's world records in the 1500m, Mile, and 5000m showcase her unparalleled endurance and speed.
5. Yulimar Rojas (28 years old)
World Champion in Triple Jump
Diamond League Triple Jump Champion
Yulimar Rojas Rodríguez, the Venezuelan queen of the triple jump, has continued her reign in 2023. As the World Champion and Diamond League Triple Jump Champion, Rojas' incredible athleticism and consistency make her a standout performer in the field events.
In the race for the World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year, each of these phenomenal athletes has a compelling case. The choice is challenging, given their exceptional accomplishments in their respective disciplines. As we eagerly await the announcement, one thing is certain: these women have left an indelible mark on the world of athletics in 2023. Tell us in the comments who you believe will be crowned "Female Athlete of the Year 2023" by the World Athletics.
For those intrigued by the inspiring stories of female athletes, "Queens of the Track: 15 Great Female Jamaican Athletes" is a recommended read, offering insights into the journeys of some of Jamaica's sporting legends.
Link to the book: Queens of the Track: 15 Great Female Jamaican Athletes