Elaine Thompson-Herah Up for One other Sports activities Award

Elaine Thompson-Herah
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica, celebrates as she wins the ladies’s 100-meters closing on the 2020 Summer time Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce appears to be like on in second. (AP Picture/David J. Phillip)

Jamaican Olympic triple gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah goes up towards an American soccer legend, a world tennis participant, a contender for a Method 1 championship and a feminine Irish jockey who created historical past for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the 12 months 2021 award.

Contemporary on the heels of being named Feminine World Athlete of the 12 months, she was introduced as one of many six nominees for the award that goes to the world sports activities star whose sporting achievements have most captured the general public’s creativeness throughout 2021.

The opposite contenders are: American soccer legend Tom Brady who this yr prolonged his report of Tremendous Bowl wins to seven; Serbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic who sealed victories on the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this yr; Crimson Bull Racing Method 1 driver Max Verstappen who’s looking for his first World Championship in a good competitors together with his Mercedes rival, seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton; Rachael Blackmore who grew to become the primary feminine rider to win the Grand Nationwide at Aintree and the primary lady to be main jockey on the Cheltenham Competition; and Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, who grew to become the primary undisputed super-middleweight champion of all time simply final month.

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Thompson-Herah made historical past as the primary lady to finish the Olympic dash ‘double-double’ and have become the second-fastest ever lady in each occasions, behind solely Florence Griffith-Joyner, as she took gold within the 100m and 200m.

The 29-year-old sprinter efficiently defended her Rio titles regardless of being hampered by an Achilles tendon damage for a number of seasons.

Voting for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the 12 months 2021 is open till December 14, and the award will likely be introduced through the BBC Sports activities Persona of the 12 months present reside on December 19.



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