Semenya who has had to battle discrimination around the world because of gender issues was the World Champion in the 800 meters at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. She would also go on to break the women’s 600 meters World Record at an IAAF Challenge meet in Berlin Germany later in August. Her performance in 2017 was really one of a kind and she truly deserves the nomination.
As the lone African Nominee in all the categories, African Sports Monthly wishes you the best at the awards.
By Leslie Koroma Sr.