South African Wayde van Niekerk on Monday, 13
November, was confirmed as a finalist for the men¡¦s IAAF
World Athlete of the Year.
The world record holder
in the men¡¦s 400 m, is up against Great Britain¡¦s Mo
Farah and Qatar¡¦s Mutaz Barshim for the top award.
South African Luvo Manyonga (men¡¦s long jump) and Caster
Semenya (women¡¦s 800 m) were both nominated for the
World Athlete of the Year, but did not make it onto the
three-name lists for finalists.
The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be
announced at the IAAF Athletics Awards in Monaco on 24