Mutaz Barshim, Silver Olympic medallist has been nominated for the World’s top male athlete award. The Qatari star is among the 10 men nominated for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year award.
The award is given out annually by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Barshim has been at his best in the current season and won the Gold for Qatar at the World Athletics Championships in August.
According to the IAAF, he has been undefeated in all 11 competitions this year. He also became the first Qatari athlete to win a Olympic Silver medal in Rio last year.
Fans are allowed to vote online. This can be done by liking him on Facebook or retweeting this post on Twitter.
— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 5, 2017
Only 25% of the public vote will be counted in the final result, with IAAF officials’ feedback determining the rest of the decision.
Voting closes at 2pm Doha time on Oct. 16. On that day, three male and three female finalists will be declared.
The winners will be announced at the IAAF Athletic Awards 2017 on November 24 in Monaco.