Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei nominated for the Best Male World Athlete of the year, 2021 Award
Olympic Gold & silver medalist athlete Joshua Cheptegei has been nominated for the award of the Best Male World Athlete of the year 2021.
Cheptegei, 25 will compete with nine other sportsmen for the world award that will be decided in December this year. These include; Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen who won a gold medal in the 1,500m at the Tokyo Olympics, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge who also won gold in the Olympics marathon, Norway’s Karsten Warholm who also won gold in 400m hurdles at the Olympics among other nominees
Cheptegei had an incredible season in 2021 where he bagged two Olympic medals a silver and gold in the 5,000 and 10,000-metre category respectively, adding a world-leading record 8:09:55 in two miles. The two medals present a perfect competing platform for the Cheptegei.
World Athletics indicates that the voting process will be determined by a three-way voting process that will determine the finalists. The votes determining the winner include the World Athletics Council vote that will contribute 50 per cent. The rest will be determined by the World Athletics Family which will contribute 25 per cent votes and the rest will be decided by the public that will also contribute 25 per cent.