Indias’ ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has been nominated for the Men’s World Athlete of the Year 2023 award by the World Athletics.
Neeraj is among 11 athletes nominated for the award. Sprinter Noah Lyles, steeplechaser Soufiane El Bakkali, and racewalker Alvaro Martin are also in the fray.
The athletes shortlisted for the Men’s World Athlete of the Year 2023 award were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics.
The winner chosen through a three-way voting process will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media platforms on December 11. The final five finalists will be announced by World Athletics on November 13 or 14.
Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian athlete to win the Javelin Gold at the Tokyo Olympics. He again repeated his feat at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest earlier this year. Later, the 25-year-old finished second in the Diamond League 2023 and won the gold at the Asian Games in Hangzhou.