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Athing Mu wins the female rising star award

Tokyo Olympic Games 800m champion, Athing Mu won the female rising star award at the 2021 World Athletics Athletes of the Year on Wednesday 1 December in Monaco, France.

The 19 year-old has had a brilliant year as she crushed her own American record while winning the women’s 800 1:55.04 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, improving on the previous time of 1:55.21 which she set while winning the gold medal in Tokyo on August 3.

The American beat a strong field that included Christine Mboma the world 200m women record holder, Silja Kosonen the World U20 Championship Hammer Throw champion and Zerfe Wondemagegn the 3000m Olympian.

Erriyon Knighton (youngest U.S. Olympic male track and field athlete since milerJim Ryun in 1964) won Rising Star awards given to the best U20 athletes.