These nominations spotlight the exceptional achievements of athletes throughout the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, numerous one-day assembly circuits, Label street races, and different international occasions, as acknowledged by the game’s worldwide governing physique.
Chopra joins an elite group of athletes vying for the award, together with shot putter Ryan Crouser from the USA, pole vaulters Mondo Duplantis of Sweden, 3000m steeplechaser Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco, Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway (1500m/5000m), marathoner Kelvin Kiptum of Kenya, decathlete Pierce LePage of Canada, sprinter Noah Lyles of the USA, race walker Alvaro Martin from Spain, lengthy jumper Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece, and 400m hurdler Karsten Warholm, additionally from Norway.
The ultimate choice for the award will contain a three-way voting course of. Votes can be solid by the World Athletics Council, the World Athletics Household, and most of the people.
Particular person graphics for every nominee have been posted on numerous social media platforms this week. Votes will be solid by ‘liking’ the graphics on Fb, Instagram, and YouTube, or by retweets on X.
The ultimate end result can be decided by the mix of those votes, with the World Athletics Council’s vote carrying a 50% weightage, whereas the votes from the World Athletics Household and the general public will every account for 25%.
Voting for the World Athletes of the Yr can be open till midnight on October 28. The finalists, 5 girls and 5 males, can be unveiled by World Athletics on November 13-14. The winners of the distinguished award can be introduced on December 11 by World Athletics’ official social media platforms.
(With PTI inputs)