Jamaica's Britany Anderson a World Athletics Female Rising Star finalist

By November 04, 2019

Jamaica’s fast-rising sprint hurdler Britany Anderson is among five finalists for the 2019 Female Rising Star Award.

The winner will be announced at the 2019 World Athletics in Monaco on November 23. Briana Wiliams was nominated for the 2018 Award.

 The 18-year-old Anderson set the world U20 record of 12.71 in the 100m hurdles at the Motonet Grand Prix in Joensuu on July 24. This latest accolade is a timely one for the young Jamaican who was the World U18 champion in Nairobi, Kenya in 2018.

She also won the silver medal at the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland in 2018, sharing the same time with gold medallist Tia Jones of the United States. Both athletes were awarded the time of 13.01s, which was then a personal best for Anderson.

The competition for the award is fierce.

Lemlem Hailu of Ethiopia has the world U20 lead at 1500m with 4:02.97. She is also the 1500m bronze medallist at African Games and was a semi-finalist at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

Yaroslava Mahuchikh of Ukraine broke world U20 record in the high jump with 2.04m. A silver medallist at the at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha 2019, Mahuchikh is also the European U20 champion.

Ecuador’s Glenda Morejon produced a world U20 best in the 20km race walk, clocking 1:25:29. She also has the world U20 lead and South American U20 record in the 10km race walk with 43:04.

Standout American Sha’Carri Richardson of the United States set a world U20 100m record with 10.75 while winning the 2019 NCAA Championships 100m in June. She also set a world U20 200m record with 22.17 while finishing second at the NCAA championships.

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