The IAAF has named the best athletes of the year

IAAF назвала лучших легкоатлетов года

Nine-time Olympic champion Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt and Ethiopian runner Almaz Ayana recognized as athlete of the year by the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF), according to a release from the organization.

The ceremony, which were announced the winners, took place on Friday in Monaco.

At the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Bolt won three gold medals (in the 100m and 200m and in the relay 4×100 m), Ayana won the 2016 Games gold in the 10,000 m, setting a world record, and bronze in 5,000 m

In the nomination “the Rising star of the year” was won by the champion of the Rio-2016 Belgian semijarka the NAFI Thiam and canadian runner Andre de Grasse, who won for the 2016 Olympics silver in 200m fly and two bronze medals — in the 100m and the 4x100m relay.

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