• Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui wins the men's marathon athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships London 2017

2016 GALA AWARDS

December 5, 2016

Athletes who posted superlative performance during major championships this year will be crown on Wednesday this week during the annual Athletics Kenya Golden Gala in Nairobi.

 

The Seven-teen Sportsmen and women will be garlanded during the feat slated for Panari Hotel where the Chief Guest is the Confederation of Africa Athletics President Mr. Hamad Kalkaba Malboum and senior sports officials.

 

The climax of the annual celebrations will be the revelation of the 2016 Male and Female Athlete of the Year characteristic with the festival that recognizes the contributions international athletes make in both continental and global competitions.

 

Also to be fated will be youth where the 2016 Male Young Athlete of the Year and the Female Young Athlete will be crowned before the award narrow down to individualized performance in specific events.

 

These awards include the Sprinter of the Year, the Middle Distance Athletes of the Year and the Long Distance Athletes in both men and women.

 

The nominees for various awards were proposed by athletics fraternity and the public through social media and voted accordingly.

 

Last year, Vivian Cheruiyot, a 5,000metres and 10,000metres specialist, and the self-made Javelin rare-talent Julius Yego were crowned Female and Male Athletes of the Year.

 

The 18 classes earmarked for award this year are;

 

1.       2016 Athlete of the Year (Male)

2.       2016 Athlete of the Year (Female)

3.       2016 Young Athlete of the Year (Male)

4.       2016 Young Athlete of the Year (Female)

5.       2016 Sprinter of the Athlete of the Year (Male)

6.       2016 Sprinter of the Athlete of the Year (Female)

7.       2016 Middle Distance Athlete of the Year (Male)

8.       2016 Middle Distance Athlete of the (Female)

9.       2016 Long Distance Athlete of the Year (Male)

10.   2016 Long Distance Athlete of the Year (Female)

11.   2016 Field Athlete of the Year (Male)

12.   2016 Road Running Athlete the Year (Male)

13.   2016 Road Running Athlete of the Year (Female)

14.   2016 Cross Country Athlete the Year (Male)

15.   2016 Cross Country Athlete of the Year (Female)

16.   2016 Come-back Athlete of the Year,

17.   2016 Coach of the Year,

18.   2016 Athletics Kenya Golden Award

 

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