Bahraini athlete nominated for Female World Athlete of the Year

You can vote for Salwa Eid Naser on social media over the coming few weeks

Bahraini athlete nominated for Female World Athlete of the Year

Bahraini athlete Salwa Eid Naser has been nominated for the Female World Athlete of the Year award.

The 21-year-old sprinter was chosen by an international panel of athletics experts after winning the world 400m title in 48.14 seconds, the third-fastest time in history.

She made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win the event at the World Championships.

At the Asian Championships, Naser also won the Diamond League title and three gold medals.

Naser is up against ten other nominees, including Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won world 100m and 4x100m titles in world-leading times of 10.71 and 41.44, and the Netherland’s Sifan Hassan who broke world mile record with 4:12.33 in Monaco.

The International Association of Athletics Federations awards will be decided by the IAAF Council, the IAAF Family, and by fan vote.

The IAAF will post graphics for each of the nominees on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week, with likes on Facebook and Instagram and retweets on Twitter counter as one vote.

Voting will close on November 5, with five men and five women finalists announced. The overall winner will be announced at the World Athletics Awards 2019 on November 23.

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