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World Athletics Awards 2021

The World Athletics Awards 2021 ceremony held virtually on 01 December 2021. Ten awards were presented at the World Athletics Awards.

World Athletics Awards 2021 Winners:

World Athletes of the Year:

Female: Elaine Thompson-Herah

Male: Karsten Warholm

Olympic champions Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica and Karsten Warholm of Norway have been named the World Athletes of the Year at the World Athletics Awards 2021.

Indian Winner:

Woman of the Year Award: Anju Bobby George

Legendary Indian athlete Anju Bobby George has been bestowed with the Woman of the Year Award by World Athletics for grooming talent in the country and for her advocacy of gender equality.

In 2016 she opened a training academy for young girls, which has already helped to produce a world U20 medallist.

  • George, the only Indian to have won a medal in the World Championships with a long jump bronze in the 2003 edition.
Other Award Winners:

Female Rising Star: Athing Mu

Male Rising Star: Erriyon Knighton

Member Federations Award: Federacion Costarricense de Atletismo (Costa Rica)

Inspiration Award: Mutaz Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi

President’s Award: Peter Diamond, Executive Vice President of NBC Olympic programming

Coaching Achievement Award: Bobby Kersee

Jean-Pierre Durand World Athletics Photograph of the Year: Ryan Pierse’s photograph of the women’s high jump qualifying at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Source: World Athletics

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