Kimberly Garcia never tired of making history. Months ago she was crowned the first to win two gold medals in running in a World Athletics Championship and today she was nominated for the athlete of the year by the international organization, World Athletics.
The world athletics governing body made a list of ten athletes, it includes the names of Tobi Amusan (Nigeria), Shelly-Ann (Jamaica), Chase Ealey (United States), Kimberly García (Peru), Shericka Jackson (Jamaica), Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), Yaroslava Mahuchikh (Ukraine), Sydney McLaughlin (United States), Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) and Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas).
Kimberly Garcia He earned this nomination after achieving first place in two walking competitions at the World Championships in Athletics that was held in Oregon in July of this year. He won the 20km with a time of 01:26:58 and then the 35km with a time of 2:39:16.
The athlete of the year will be chosen by the votes of the World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family, which will do so by email. However, the public will also be able to participate in this election.
The organization will publish individual graphics of each athlete in the different social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Youtube and the ‘I like it’ of each fan will count as one vote, as will the ‘retweet’ On twitter.
However, the percentage varies. For example, the votes of the World Athletics Council will be worth 50% of the result, while those of the World Athletics Family and the general public will be worth 25%, each.
Everyone will have until Monday, October 31 at midnight to cast their choice. At the end, World Athletics will announce the five female finalists and the winner will be announced on the different platforms in early December.