The international Association of athletics federations announced the names of the best athletes in 2016.
In the men’s category is equal to the expected was not Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt, for whom today’s award was the sixth in his career. The fastest man in the world for the first time since 2013 recognized as athlete of the year by the IAAF.
The bolt in the past year have performed brilliantly at their last Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro Jamaican won three gold medals (100, 200 and 4 by 100 m) and was a nine-time Olympic champion, and for three Olympics, Bolt has not lost a single medal race.
In addition to the Bolt on the main individual award in track and field claimed Olympic Champions in running, Mo Farah (5,000 and 10,000 m) and Wade
van Niekerk (400m).
The women debut the statue got Ethiopian runner Almaz Ayana. In 2016, the year which was a new world record in the women’s 10 thousand meters, became the Olympic champion in this discipline, won the “Diamond League” and won the bronze medal in Rio 2016 in the women’s 5 thousand meters.
In the fight for the title of athlete of the year in the world of Almaz Ayana ahead of the Olympic champion in run on 100 and 200 meters Elani Thompson and Anita Wlodarczyk, the Olympic champion and record holder in hammer throwing.
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