IAAF athlete of the year – Nafissatou Thiam is voted female athlete of the year, a first for BelgiumSaturday, 25 November 2017 19:51
The 23 year old heptathlete was one of three finalists for the award. IAAF drew up a shortlist of ten candidates at the beginning of October. The other two finalists were Greek pole-vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi and Ethiopian long-distance runner Almaz Ayana.
Thiam was chosen by the IAAF Council (50% of votes), IAAF Family (25% of votes) and the public (25% of votes) by vote. Voting ended on the 16th of October.
Maria Novak (Source: Belga)
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