World Athletics, the global governing body for athletics, has officially nominated Neeraj Chopra for the prestigious Men’s Athlete of the Year award for 2023. This honor underscores Neeraj’s remarkable achievements in the field of javelin throwing and his impressive gold medal victories at the Olympics and World Championships.
Selection by Athletics Experts
A panel of international athletics experts, representing all six continental areas of World Athletics, diligently selected the 11 nominees for this prestigious award. Among these nominees, Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic and world champion, is vying for the title of the world’s best male athlete.
A Diverse Field of Competitors
Neeraj Chopra faces stiff competition in this race for glory, with a distinguished lineup of fellow athletes from across the globe. Notable contenders include Ryan Crouser (shot put) from the USA, Mondo Duplantis (pole vault) from Sweden, Soufiane El Bakkali (3000m steeplechase) from Morocco, Jakob Ingebrigtsen (1500m/mile/5000m) from Norway, Kelvin Kiptum (marathon) from Kenya, Pierce LePage (decathlon) from Canada, Noah Lyles (100m/200m) from the USA, Alvaro Martin (race walk) from Spain, Miltiadis Tentoglou (long jump) from Greece, and Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles/400m) from Norway.
Voting Process and Finalists
The voting process for the 2023 World Athletes of the Year award has commenced. After a thorough three-way voting process, the finalists will be determined. The winners will be officially announced on December 11, 2023, through World Athletics’ social media platforms.
Influence of Votes
The selection of the winners will rely on a combination of votes. The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will cast their votes via email, each contributing 50% of the final result. Additionally, the public will have the opportunity to vote online through the World Athletics social media platforms, with their votes also holding a 25% weight in determining the overall outcome.