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Men’s European Athlete of the Year nominees announced

Have your say and vote now for your men’s European Athlete of the Year across social media!

A long-list of 10 athletes has been compiled by an expert panel based largely on performances achieved at the European Athletics Championships in Munich, World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade and the Diamond League finals in Zurich.

The social media vote accounts for one-quarter of the overall vote with the Member Federations vote, media vote and expert panel vote each accounting for one-quarter of the vote. You can cast your vote by retweeting the image of the athlete you wish to vote for on Twitter, by liking the image on Instagram or by liking or sharing on Facebook.

Voting closes across all channels on Friday 30 September and a shortlist of three athletes will be announced in each category in the week starting 3 October.

In alphabetical order, the 10 nominees are:

  1. Kristjan Ceh                 (SLO)
  2. Armand Duplantis      (SWE)
  3. Jakob Ingebrigtsen     (NOR)
  4. Lamont  Jacobs            (ITA)
  5. Kevin Mayer                (FRA)
  6. Wojciech Nowicki      (POL)
  7. Pedro Pichardo          (POR)
  8. Gianmarco Tamberi   (ITA)
  9. Miltiadis Tentoglou  (GRE)
  10. Jake Wightman           (GBR)
Source: european-athletics.com

Six Olympic Champions In Monaco Diamond League

At least six reigning Olympic champions will take to the track at Stade Louis II when the Wanda Diamond League reaches its tenth stop of the 2022 season at Herculis Monaco on August 10th.

Just a few weeks after the World Athletics Championships in Oregon and four days after the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Silesia, the world’s best athletes will hit the Côte de’Azur for one of the last opportunities to pick up points in their bid to reach the Final in September.

Faith Kipyegon set a new national record and personal best at Herculis ahead of her Tokyo triumph last season. She will be out to claim her second Diamond League win of the season in the 1500m when she returns next month.

Gianmarco Tamberi, by contrast, has mixed memories of Monaco. His personal best of 2.39m there in 2016 was swiftly followed by a career-changing injury which saw him miss that summer’s Olympics. The Italian high jumper’s incredible road back to the top climaxed last year when he won a joint gold medal alongside Mutaz Essa Barshim in Tokyo. This year, he heads to Monaco as reigning Olympic and Diamond League champion.

In the 110m hurdles, Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment will be out to secure his place in the Diamond League final in his first appearance at Herculis since 2018. The reigning Olympic champion is only the fifth-fastest man in the world this year, but is on course for qualification following his early-season victory in Birmingham.

Katie Nageotte, meanwhile, is still waiting for her first Diamond League win of what has been a tough 2022 campaign so far. Currently sixth in the rankings, her second place finish behind compatriot Sandi Morris in Birmingham means she should still comfortably make the Final, but the Olympic women’s pole vault champion is still searching for the form which saw her soar to gold in Japan.

Greek long jump star Miltiadis Tentoglou has a clean sweep of Diamond League victories in 2022, having won at each of the three events in Rabat, Oslo and Stockholm. His victory in Monaco last year was a precursor to his Olympic triumph, and he could yet join a select group of athletes to win every single Diamond League meeting in a single season.

Women’s 3000m steeplechase champion Peruth Chemutai was one of the surprise packages of last year’s Olympics, and the Ugandan will be hoping to pick up her first ever Diamond League win in Monaco, a track which saw a world record in her discipline as recently as 2018.

Source: diamondleague.com

Italy furious after world’s fastest man excluded from 2021 Athlete of the year list

The Italian Olympic movement is furious over the exclusion of sprinter Marcell Jacobs from the nominees list for male athlete of the year by World Athletics, with a senior official calling it “a lack of respect” and “profoundly wrong.”

The sport’s governing body announced a list of 10 nominees for the prestigious award but found no room for the only man to win two golds on the track at the Tokyo Olympics. Jacobs was the surprise Olympic champion in the 100 metres – the signature event of track and field – and also helped Italy to gold in the 4×100 relay.

“It’s profoundly wrong,” Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò said Friday, a day after the nominees were announced. “We’re very upset.”

Italian high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi, who tied for Olympic gold with Mutaz Barshim in his event moments before Jacobs won the 100, also failed to make the cut. Malagò said the omissions amount to “a lack of respect toward our two athletes.”

The 10 nominees are Joshua Cheptegei, Ryan Crouser, Mondo Duplantis, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Eliud Kipchoge, Pedro Pichardo, Daniel Stahl, Miltiadis Tentoglou, Damian Warner and Karsten Warholm. The nominees were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics. The winner will be announced in December.

Jacobs, also won the 60 meters at the European Indoor championships in March, did not compete after the Olympics, when he withdrew from his remaining Diamond League events to recover from a knee injury. “As always, the World Athletics Awards will recognise athletes who have performed at the highest level across the year, taking into account not only the Olympic Games, but the one-day meeting circuits,” World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said.

Source: stuff.co.nz