Norway’s hurdle star Karsten Warholm and the Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah are the world athletes of the year 2021.
The Olympic champion and world record holder over the 400 m distance and the five-time Olympic champion were honored on Wednesday at the virtual gala of the World Athletics (WA) in Monaco.
In 2020, the Swedish pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis won, and the women’s winner was the Venezuelan three-jumper Yulimar Rojas. This year, among other things, 300,000 people voted on social media.
Warholm improved his own world record in the Tokyo Olympic final to 45.94 seconds. Thompson-Herah (both 29) won gold over the 100 and 200 m in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and also won the 4×100 m relay.
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