Roshawn Clarke among three finalists for World Athletics Men's Rising Star Award

By Sports Desk November 02, 2023
Clarke equalled and then broke the world u20 record for the 400m hurdles in 2023. Clarke equalled and then broke the world u20 record for the 400m hurdles in 2023.

Jamaica’s Roshawn Clarke is among the three finalists for the 2023 Men’s Rising Star Award, which will recognize this year's best U20 athlete at the World Athletics Awards 2023.

The other finalists are the USA’s Erriyon Knighton and Kenya’s Emmanuel Wanyonyi.

According to World Athletics, the nominations reflect some of the standout performances that the sport has witnessed this year, at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 23, one-day meeting circuits and other events around the world.

Roshawn Clarke, 19, was fourth in World Championships 400m hurdles in Budapest in August. He equalled and then broke the world U20 record with 47.85 in Kingston and 47.34 in Budapest. Clarke is also the Jamaican champion and CARIFTA Games U20 champion.

Erriyon Knighton is the World Championships 200m silver medallist and the USA 200m champion. He also won Diamond League races in Florence and Oslo.

Emmanuel Wanyonyi is the World Championships 800m silver medallist and is the World cross country mixed relay champion. He also won Diamond League races in Rabat, Paris and Xiamen.

The winner of the 2023 Men’s Rising Star Award will be selected by an international panel of experts and be announced on World Athletics’ platforms on 11 December.

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