Meet the Sprinting Athletes Vying for the 2023 Women’s World Athlete of the Year Award

The world of athletics is abuzz with anticipation as we approach the 2023 Women’s World Athlete of the Year award. This year, the competition is fiercer than ever, with an impressive lineup of sprinting talents from across Africa poised to claim the prestigious title. Let’s get to know these remarkable athletes.

1. Tigst Affefa Tessema – Ethiopia

Tigst Affefa Tessema, hailing from the beautiful nation of Ethiopia, is a force to be reckoned with in the world of track and field. Her incredible speed and agility on the track have earned her a well-deserved spot among the nominees. Tigst has consistently wowed the world with her remarkable performances, leaving her competitors in awe and her supporters in admiration. Previously an 800m specialist, she is the 2023 Berlin Marathon winner and a world record holder.

2. Faith Kipyegon – Kenya

From the rolling hills of Kenya, we have the formidable Faith Kipyegon, a name synonymous with excellence in middle-distance running. Faith has been a standout performer, clinching victories on the global stage with her sheer determination and unwavering spirit. Her ability to power through the competition and her unyielding commitment to her sport make her a top contender for the award. Kipyegon, a world champion has won multiple gold medals in 1500m and 5000m races in the Olympics, Diamond League, and World Championships.

3. Gudaf Tsegay – Ethiopia

Gudaf Tsegay, an Ethiopian sprinting sensation, is another shining star on the list of nominees. Her remarkable speed and precision on the track have made her a standout athlete in the world of middle-distance and sprinting events. Gudaf’s tenacity and dedication to her craft are qualities that have earned her a well-deserved place among the contenders. She is a two time world champion, a Diamond League Final winner, a World Championships Silver medallist and a World Indoor champion.

As we eagerly await the announcement of the 2023 Women’s World Athlete of the Year, it’s clear that these remarkable sprinters, Tigst Affefa Tessema of Ethiopia, Faith Kipyegon of Kenya, and Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia, have already left an indelible mark on the world of athletics. Their exceptional talents, work ethic, and commitment to their sport have not only earned them a place on this prestigious list but have also inspired countless aspiring athletes worldwide.

We wish all the nominees the very best as they continue to inspire us with their incredible performances, and we eagerly anticipate the moment when one of them will be crowned the Women’s World Athlete of the Year for 2023.

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