Vote for Meseret Defar of Ethiopia for IAAF Athlete of the Year Award

by ocean

Monte-Carlo – The IAAF will select the 2010 World Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the World Athletic Gala here on November 21.

A total of 20 candidate athletes (10 male and 10 female), including Meseret Defar of Ethiopia, have been chosen and the International Amateur Athletics Association (IAAF) is giving the public the opportunity to vote for the top three in each categories.

Meseret Defar, who was voted IAAF Athlete of the Year in 2007, is an Olympic & World gold medalist and world indoor record holder in the 2 mile, 3,000m and 5,000m.

Some of the highlights of her performance in 2010 include a win in the 3,000m at the Sparkassen-Cup in Stuttgart, Germany; a victory in the 5,000m at the GE Galan in Stockholm, Sweden; her fourth straight World indoor title in the 3000m in Doha; a second place finish in the 5,000m at the African Championship in Nairobi, Kenya and in April, she became the first three-time women’s champion at the Carlsbad 5,000m road race in California.

Please read complete profile of Meseret Defar, prepared by Sabrina Yohannes for the IAAF.

Vote for Meseret Defar

Vote for Meseret Defar

The 10 Women Candidates are:
Veronica Campbell Brown (Jamaica) – World Indoor champion at 60m. World leads at 100m (10.78) & 200m (21.98) and unbeaten at the longer distance.
Milcah Chemos Cheywa (Kenya) –Seven out of 11 wins at 3000m Steeplechase and second in the other four races. Winner of the Diamond Race and Commonwealth Games titles and World lead of 9:11.71
Meseret Defar (Ethiopia) – World Indoor and Continental Cup titles at 3000m. World lead 14:24.79 at 5000m, set indoors
Jessica Ennis (Great Britain) – World Indoor and European champion at Combined Events with World leading marks at both Pentathlon (4937) and Heptathlon (6823).
Allyson Felix (USA) – Diamond Race titles at 200m and 400m, World Indoor relay gold and wins in 14 out of her 15 individual races
Fabiana Murer (Brazil) – World Indoor and Diamond Race titles at Pole Vault. Set three South American records indoors and out.
Nadezhda Ostapchuk (Belarus) – World Indoor champion, European champion and Diamond Race winner at Shot Put, winning 12 times out of 13.
Olga Rypakova (Kazakhstan) – World Indoor champion at Triple Jump. Won at Continental Cup with World lead and Asian record 15.25m.
Blanka Vlasic (Croatia) – Eighteen out of 20 wins at High Jump including seven out of seven wins in the Diamond League, the World Indoor and European Championships and the Continental Cup where she tied the World lead of 2.05m.
Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland) – World record breaker at 78.30m and European bronze at Hammer Throw.

There are no Ethiopian candidates in the Men’s category.

Click Here Select Mesret to Vote

Source: Ethiosport

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Ocean Oc October 21, 2010 - 5:57 pm

Let’s show we did our part 🙂
I just vote !

Koni Bekele October 21, 2010 - 5:57 pm

I just did!

Girma desta October 22, 2010 - 5:41 am

Meseret is the the best athelet in the world She must be selected the Star of the stars.
God bless Meseret.

tsega October 22, 2010 - 10:06 am

i just did it 4 Ethiopia!!

Ocean Oc October 22, 2010 - 11:29 pm

It is been a great success to bring her from 6th to the 2nd place at this moment. pls share with your friends and vote for the only Ethiopian athlete in the award.

Jemal Muhe October 22, 2010 - 11:29 pm

i did my part.i vote for meseret twice in different days.
is that possible and/or valuable to vote twice(more than once )in different days?
hey guys, do you think that this voting system is fair(i mean these factors such as accesibility of computers,internet and number of population that one country has does not affect the vote system )??

Ocean Oc October 22, 2010 - 11:29 pm

Jemal you did mention a good point even thou the Athlete deserve a winner spot due to the things u mentioned like unable to vote because of the limited internet access in the country they lose that , I agree it is not fare. Regarding voting twice i did vote 6 times from the different PCs lol…
I hope I am not going to hell for
By the way Meseret is leading the competition on the 1st place for now. If we keep pass the info and do our part hey you never know she might win this Athlete of the year crown.

Jemal Muhe October 23, 2010 - 11:57 am

“I hope I am not going to hell for”for voting 6 times from different computers. hahahahahah…u funny man,Oc. u did great job for doing that. i did vote twice from the same computer, let me vote for the third times,lol. am serious but. thanks for sharing my point Oc!

mesfingermachw October 25, 2010 - 7:44 pm

Vote for Meseret Defa

Bely October 26, 2010 - 11:19 am

I do appreciate Meseret Defar, Her effort and ability. It is well known that She is not the only lady to be appreciated from Ethiopia, but there are some other ladies who are participating as a pilot, as a civil engineer , as a medical doctor, as a researcher and etc. all of them are not able to be known in public. Ethiopians are good and kind people.

God bless Ethiopian.


getahun abera October 26, 2010 - 1:48 pm

good lack mesi

getahun abera October 26, 2010 - 1:58 pm

good lack meseret

getahun abera October 26, 2010 - 2:01 pm

good belles you

Tilahun D October 27, 2010 - 6:58 am

As you know mesi is the one that we proud.So vote for mesi is appreciated!!!

wwondimu weledmdihen October 28, 2010 - 6:34 am

I wonder Meseret Defar for her performance on the contnious year she is best atlate in my viwe

hailu Mekuria October 28, 2010 - 6:54 am

World have to recognize our hero, She is very tough.

Frehiwot Tedla October 28, 2010 - 9:47 am

Good lack Meseret

Damtew October 28, 2010 - 4:46 pm

Meseret i wish you all the best!

Anonymous October 28, 2010 - 4:48 pm

Meseret is the best Ethiopian!

mesfin germachw October 31, 2010 - 6:12 pm

masy she is the best g.lack

abayneh lakew November 1, 2010 - 10:24 am

መሰረት ደፋር

abayneh lakew November 1, 2010 - 10:27 am

መሰረት ደፋር እግዛቤሄር ይቅናሽ

Mechal Andie November 1, 2010 - 1:01 pm

As to me Meseret Defar is the best of 10,000 meter runner and 30,000 meter too.
So, she has to be winner !!

amanu November 3, 2010 - 2:22 pm

i hope Mesi will be a winner. pls, let’s do our best besides we opted to win her. I shared the site to facebook and send to my friends through email to know everybody and give her their vote.

abdisa beriso November 5, 2010 - 5:22 am

mesi is the winner.

sentayhu mengistu November 5, 2010 - 7:50 am


sentayhu mengistu November 5, 2010 - 8:02 am

Mesert Defar is the best of 10.000 meter rnne is very fate

yared damtew November 5, 2010 - 10:30 am

meseret is fantastic in the world

GORFINESH AYALEW November 5, 2010 - 10:53 am

Good lack Meseret

GORFINESH AYALEW November 5, 2010 - 10:55 am Reply
danilotrue November 5, 2010 - 1:17 pm

you will remain am icon female athelets in africa no matter what the result….good luck

amen November 5, 2010 - 9:06 pm

“and le inatua”=i say THE ONLY.

ur are not the only 4 Ethiopia, u also unique 4 our village.
we proud of u always….
good luck ,may God help u much and much…………..


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