Kenya’s young star nominated for World Athletics award

By Samuel Ouma

Emmanuel Wanyonyi,

Emmanuel Wanyonyi, the World Under-20 800m champion, has been nominated for the World Athletics Male Rising Star of the Year award.

Wanyonyi will battle it out with the World Under-20 110m hurdles champion Sasha Zhoya of France and World Under-20 3000m champion Tadese Worku of Ethiopia.

Erriyon Knighton, the World Under-20 200m record holder, and Sean Burrell, the World Under-20 400m hurdles record holder, are also in contention for the top prize.

The prize winner will be chosen by an international panel of experts and announced live on December 1 at the World Athletics Awards 2021.


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