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IAAF announces Barshim and Thiyam Best Athlete of the Year

IAAF announces Barshim and Thiyam Best Athlete of the Year

Qatar’s athlete Essa Bartim has won the men’s and Nafisatou Thiam of Belgium won the IAAF’s Best Athlete of the Year in the women category. Apart from this, Jamaican legend Usain Bolt was awarded the IAAF President’s award.

According to the news agency Xinhua, the 26-year-old high jump athlete Ba’shim was the winner of 11 competitions in 2017. He also won a title in the world championship held in London.

Apart from this, Barshim also won the IAAF Diamond League title. It was organized in Zurich.

To get the first place in the IAAF’s best athlete title of the year, Barshim defeated Mohammad Farah and Wade Van Niekker.

In the women category, Thiam won the Rising Star Award in the same year’s award ceremony.

Belgium’s Hephthalone World Champion left behind Ethiopia’s 10,000 meter world champion Almaz Iaina and Greece’s Ekaterini Stefaniadi to win the title.

Thiam said, “Just work in your own way.” Work hard to achieve your goals and go ahead while enjoying this race race. ”

Bolt concluded his career as a track and field athlete this year. However, Jamaican runners were not present at the ceremony to receive the IAAF President’s Award, but he sent a message through the video to young athletes.

Bolt said, “Work hard with complete dedication and anything is possible for you. The game of track and field is in the hands of competent young players. You only need to remember your hard work and commitment. “

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