World Athlete of the Year 2023 men’s and women’s nominees list and how to vote

World Athlete of the Year 2023 men’s and women’s nominees list and how to vote

Here is the list of 11 names nominated for the World Athlete of the Year 2023 as Neeraj Chopra makes up the list along with how to vote

Neeraj Chopra, who made India proud by capturing both world and Olympic titles in the javelin throw, is one of the eleven nominees for the prestigious 202Worldld Athlete of the Year award.

World Athlete of the Year 2023 male and female nominees list, winners reveal date and how to vote

According to the international governing body of the sport, the nominees highlight the athletes’ exceptional results from the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, other one-day meeting circuits, Label road races, and other international competitions.

Neeraj will face competitors including world champions in the 100 and 200 metres, Noah Lyles, and world champions in the shot throw and pole vault, Ryan Crouser and Mondo Duplantis. Neeraj made history by throwing a remarkable 88.17 metres to become the first Indian to win gold at the World Athletics Championships. He was able to finish the Olympic and World Championship gold set thanks to his gold medal in Budapest.

The winners will be revealed on December 11 on World Athletics social media platforms following a three-way voting process to choose the finalists. The World Athletics Council, the World Athletics Council, and the general public will all cast votes. Till October 28, voting will remain available until midnight for the World Athletes of the Year. World Athletics will reveal the finalists on November 13 and 14. There are five ladies and five men in the finals.

Every nominee has a unique image that has been shared on social media this week. By ‘liking’ the images on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or by retweeting them on X, users can cast votes.

All of these votes will add up to the ultimate outcome, with the World Athletics Council’s vote having a 50% weight and the World Athletics Council’s and the public’s votes each having a 25% weight.

World Athlete of the Year 2023 nominees list

Here is the list of eleven men candidates nominated for the World Athlete of the Year 2023:

  • Neeraj Chopra (Javelin)
  • Ryan Crouser (Shot put)
  • Mondo Duplantis (Pole vault)
  • Soufiane El Bakkali (3000m steeplechase)
  • Jakob Ingebrigtsen (1500m/mile/5000m)
  • Kelvin Kiptum (Marathon)
  • Pierce LePage (Decathlon)
  • Noah Lyles (100m/200m)
  • Alvaro Martin (Race walk)
  • Miltiadis Tentoglou (Long jump)
  • Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles/400m)

Women Nominees

Tigist Assefa, ETH, marathon
· Berlin marathon winner
· World marathon record


Femke Bol, NED, 400m/400m hurdles
· World 400m hurdles champion
· World indoor 400m record

Shericka Jackson, JAM, 100m/200m
· World 200m champion and 100m silver medallist
· Diamond League 100m and 200m champion

Faith Kipyegon, KEN, 1500m/mile/5000m
· World 1500m and 5000m champion
· World records at 1500m, mile and 5000m


Haruka Kitaguchi, JPN, javelin
· World champion
· Diamond League champion

Yaroslava Mahuchikh, UKR, high jump
· World champion
· Diamond League champion

Maria Perez, ESP, race walk
· World 20km and 35km race walk world champion
· World record at 35km race walk

Gudaf Tsegay, ETH, 5000m/10,000m
· World 10,000m champion
· Diamond League 5000m champion with world record


Sha’Carri Richardson, 100m/200m
· World champion at 100m
· World bronze medallist at 200m

Yulimar Rojas, VEN, triple jump
· World champion
· Diamond league champion

Winfed Yavi, BRN, 3000m steeplechase
· World champion
· Diamond League champion with world lead