Poland's Włodarczyk shortlisted for European Athlete of the Year
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Polish hammer thrower Anita Włodarczyk has been nominated for the European Athlete of the Year Award for an outstanding season at the Rio Olympics and beyond.
Anita Włodarczyk. Photo: Erik van Leeuwen/Wikimedia Commons
She is one of three athletes nominated in the Women’s Athlete of the Year 2016 category.
Włodarczyk “had an unbeaten and spectacular season, winning the European title and then throwing a world record of 82.29m to win the gold medal in Rio, which she then improved to 82.98m later in August,” the European Athletic Association said.
The other athletes in the female category are Spanish high jumper Ruth Beitia and Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi. (rg/pk)