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Neeraj Chopra nominated for Men’s World Athlete of the Year

India’s Neeraj Chopra competes through the males’s javelin throw closing on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China. AP

Neeraj Chopra, who received a historic gold medal on the World Championships, has been nominated for Males’s World Athlete of the Yr award. Chopra is positioned in a troublesome area of contenders alongside USA’s Ryan Crouser (shot put), Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis (pole vault), Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali (3000m steeplechase), Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen (1500m/mile/5000m), Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum (marathon), Canada’s Pierce LePage (decathlon), USA’s Noah Lyles (100m/200m), Spain’s Alvaro Martin (race stroll), Greece’s Miltiadis Tentoglou (lengthy soar) and Norway’s Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles/400m).

Chopra comes into the voting course of on the again of a gold medal end in Hangzhou with season’s greatest throw of 88.88m, which is his fourth-best ever. The javelin thrower’s season noticed him bag a gold medal on the World Championships in Budapest. He additionally picked up wins on the Doha Diamond League and Lausanne Diamond League. Within the Diamond League closing, Neeraj took the silver medal.

Neeraj Chopra’s win in Budapest made him the primary Indian to win a gold medal at a World Athletics Championships.

The choice course of entails World Athletics Council, World Athletics Household and followers who who can forged their vote by way of social media. World Athletics Council’s vote will weight for 50% of the outcome, whereas the World Athletics Household’s votes and the general public votes will every account for 25% of the choice.

The polling is underway and the 5 finalists will probably be named on 13/14 November after the voting course of. The winner will probably be introduced by World Athletics on 11 December.

Males’s World Athlete of the Yr 2023 nominees: Neeraj Chopra (javelin throw), Ryan Crouser (shot put), Mondo Duplantis (pole vault), Soufiane El Bakkali (3000m steeplechase), Jakob Ingebrigtsen (5000m/1500m/mile), Kelvin Kiptum (marathon), Pierce LePage (decathlon), Noah Lyles (100m/200m), Alvaro Martin (race stroll), Miltiadis Tentoglou (lengthy soar), Karsten Warholm (hurdles).

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