World Masters Athletics News 2017 WMA Best Male and Female Athlete Awards

2017 WMA Best Male and Female Athlete Awards

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2017 WMA Best Male and Female Athlete Awards


Each athlete must have competed in either a WMA World or a Regional Championships in 2017.
The nominated athletes must not have had a doping offense.
The nominated athletes must be members of their WMA Masters Affiliate.
All performances must have occurred in 2017 (1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017)


Only 1 male and 1 female may be nominated in each category.
For each athlete nominated as Overall Best Athlete list only 3 events.
For each athlete nominated in one of the Event Categories, list only 2 events.
Athletes may be nominated by either:
The Regional Representative or a member of the WMA Council or the WMA Records Chair.
Each WMA Region may use their own method of selection.
The nomination form must be returned to the WMA Records Chair by January 15, 2018, who will collate the nominations for the selection vote of the WMA Council.


The 2017 WMA Best Overall Male and Female winner will be recognized at the 2018 WMA Championships.
The 2017 WMA Event Category winners will be recognized at a suitable time by their WMA Regional.


Sprints: 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, hurdles
Middle Distance: 800m, 1500m, 3000, steeplechase
Long Distance: 5000m, 10000m, Cross Country, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra Marathon,
Mountain Running
Throws: Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer, Weight Throw
Jumps: Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault
Combined Events: Indoor and Outdoor Pentathlon, Decathlon, Heptathlon, Throws Pentathlon
Racewalks: 3000m, 5000m, 10k, 20k, 50k
Results will be posted on the WMA webpage on February 5th, 2018.