• News
  • Entertainment
    • Movies
    • Hollywood
    • Bollywood
    • Technology
    • Music
    • Deals
    • Games
    • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Casino

Athletes of the Year for Track and Field

122.3KShares
1.6MViews

T&FN has been choosing an Athlete Of The Year on the men’s side since 1959, and among the women since ’74. In general, the men’s choices have been dominated by distance runners, the women by sprinters.

The all-time No. 1s, with the event(s) in which they made the World Rankings that year:

Men

1959 ….. Martin Lauer (West Germany) 110 Hurdles, decathlon1960 ….. Rafer Johnson (USA) decathlon1961 ….. Ralph Boston (USA) long jump, 110H1962 ….. Peter Snell (New Zealand) 800, 1500/Mile1963 ….. C.K. Yang (Taiwan) decathlon, pole vault1964 ….. Peter Snell (New Zealand) 800, 1500/Mile1965 ….. Ron Clarke (Australia) 5000, 10,0001966 ….. Jim Ryun (USA) 800, 1500/Mile1967 ….. Jim Ryun (USA) 1500/Mile1968 ….. Bob Beamon (USA) long jump1969 ….. Bill Toomey (USA) decathlon1970 ….. Randy Matson (USA) shot put1971 ….. Rod Milburn (USA) 110H1972 ….. Lasse Viren (Finland) 5000, 10,0001973 ….. Ben Jipcho (Kenya) 1500/Mile, steeple, 50001974 ….. Rick Wohlhuter (USA) 800, 1500/Mile1975 ….. John Walker (New Zealand) 800, 1500/Mile1976 ….. Alberto Juantorena (Cuba) 400, 8001977 ….. Alberto Juantorena (Cuba) 400, 8001978 ….. Henry Rono (Kenya) steeple, 5000, 10,0001979 ….. Seb Coe (Great Britain) 800, 1500/Mile1980 ….. Edwin Moses (USA) 400 Hurdles1981 ….. Seb Coe (Great Britain) 800, 1500/Mile1982 ….. Carl Lewis (USA) 100, 200, long jump1983 ….. Carl Lewis (USA) 100, 200, long jump1984 ….. Carl Lewis (USA) 100, 200, long jump1985 ….. Sa•d Aouita (Morocco) 1500/Mile, 50001986 ….. Yuriy Syedikh (Soviet Union) hammer1987 ….. Sa•d Aouita (Morocco) 1500/Mile, 5000(Ben Johnson [Canada] led voting at time, but retroactively stripped of honor)1988 ….. Sergey Bubka (Soviet Union) pole vault1989 ….. Roger Kingdom (USA) 110 Hurdles1990 ….. Michael Johnson (USA) 200, 4001991 ….. Sergey Bubka (Soviet Union) pole vault1992 ….. Kevin Young (USA) 400 Hurdles1993 ….. Noureddine Morceli (Algeria) 1500/Mile1994 ….. Noureddine Morceli (Algeria) 1500/Mile, 50001995 ….. Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) 5000, 10,0001996 ….. Michael Johnson (USA) 200, 4001997 ….. Wilson Kipketer (Denmark) 8001998 ….. Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) 5000, 10,0001999 ….. Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) 1500/Mile2000 ….. Virgilijus Alekna (Lithuania) discus2001 ….. Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) 1500/Mile2002 ….. Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) 1500/Mile2003 ….. Felix S‡nchez (Dominican Republic) 400 Hurdles2004 ….. Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) 5000, 10,0002005 ….. Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) 5000, 10,0002006 ….. Asafa Powell (Jamaica) 100

COPYRIGHT_BP: Published on https://bingepost.com/archive-aoy/130572/ by - on 2021-04-01T07:47:05.000Z

Women

1974 ….. Irena Szewinska (Poland) 100, 200, 4001975 ….. Faina Melnik (Soviet Union) shot, discus1976 ….. Tatyana Kazankina (Soviet Union) 800, 1500/Mile1977 ….. Rosemarie Ackermann (East Germany) high jump1978 ….. Marita Koch (East Germany) 100, 200, 4001979 ….. Marita Koch (East Germany) 100, 200, 4001980 ….. Ilona Briesenick (East Germany) shot1981 ….. Evelyn Ashford (USA) 100, 2001982 ….. Marita Koch (East Germany) 100, 200, 4001983 ….. Jarmila Kratochv’lov‡ (Czechoslovakia) 200, 400, 8001984 ….. Evelyn Ashford (USA) 1001985 ….. Marita Koch (East Germany) 100, 200, 4001986 ….. Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) LJ, heptathlon1987 ….. Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 100 Hurdles, LJ, heptathlon1988 ….. Florence Griffith Joyner (USA) 100, 2001989 ….. Ana Quirot (Cuba) 400, 8001990 ….. Merlene Ottey (Jamaica) 100, 2001991 ….. Heike Henkel (Germany) high jump1992 ….. Heike Drechsler (Germany) long jump1993 ….. Junxia Wang (China) 1500/Mile, 10,000, marathon1994 ….. Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 100H, long jump, hept1995 ….. Sonia OÕSullivan (Ireland) 1500, 50001996 ….. Svetlana Masterkova (Russia) 800, 1500/Mile1997 ….. Marion Jones (USA) 100, 2001998 ….. Marion Jones (USA) 100, 200, long jump1999 ….. Gabriela Szabo (Romania) 1500/Mile, 50002000 ….. Marion Jones (USA) 100, 200, long jump2001 ….. Stacy Dragila (USA) pole vault2002 ….. Paula Radcliffe (GB) 5000, 10,000, marathon2003 ….. Maria Mutola (Mozambique) 8002004 ….. Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) pole vault2005 ….. Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) pole vault2006 ….. Sanya Richards (USA) 200, 400

Share: Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin

Recent Articles

  • Who Is Savannah Chrisley Dating And How She Restart Her Past Relationship

    Who Is Savannah Chrisley Dating And How She Restart Her Past Relationship

    Let's talk about the question, "Who is Savannah Chrisley dating?" Savannah Chrisley, a reality TV star from the United States, is most known for her time from 2014 until 2021 as "Savannah Knows Best on the USA Network." She is the daughter of reality TV personality and real estate tycoon Todd Chrisley and also appeared in the film "Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens."

  • Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan Joins Rally Since Shooting

    Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan Joins Rally Since Shooting

    The former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan addressed a sizable crowd of fans Imran Khan joins rally since shooting and being wounded three weeks ago. In Rawalpindi, crowds gathered for a rally while carrying flags and signs. They were exhorted to live without concern for mortality by the former cricket star.

  • Who Is Meg Donnelly Dating? Exposing The 'Zombies' Star's Relationship History

    Who Is Meg Donnelly Dating? Exposing The 'Zombies' Star's Relationship History

    Meg Elizabeth Donnelly, an American actress, model, dancer, musician, and vocalist, was born on July 25, 2000. She is best known for her performances in the three "Zombies" sequels as well as the original film. Because of his fame and talent in acting, it's interesting to know the answer to this question: who is Meg Donnelly dating?

  • Bingo Bonga Online Casino: Fun Way To Win Money

    Bingo Bonga Online Casino: Fun Way To Win Money

    Bingo Bonga Casino is one of the most reputable online casinos around. It is owned and operated by the N1 Interactive Limited Casinos Group, which is one of the most reputable companies in the industry.

  • Japan Leaves Dressing Room Spotless After Beating Germany In World Cup 2022

    Japan Leaves Dressing Room Spotless After Beating Germany In World Cup 2022

    In a 2022 World Cup group stage encounter on Wednesday in Qatar, Japan earned a historic first-ever victory over Germany, sparking jubilant celebrations. Japan leaves dressing room spotless after beating Germany, rather than celebrating the triumph.

  • Ukraine’s SBU Raids Russian-backed Monastery In Kyiv

    Ukraine’s SBU Raids Russian-backed Monastery In Kyiv

    In an effort to stop what are believed to be "subversive activities by Russian special services," Ukraine's SBU raids Russian-backed monastery in Kyiv. Some of the UOC's most prominent clergy have been charged with continuing to covertly assist Moscow and using their position to sway churchgoers.

  • "Mass Exodus" Of Staffers Throws Twitter's Future Into Uncertainty

    "Mass Exodus" Of Staffers Throws Twitter's Future Into Uncertainty

    Users submitted what they felt may be their final postings on the platform Thursday night, listing the other (more reliable) social media platforms where they can still be found and used the hashtag #RIPTwitter to create a global trend as the "mass exodus" of staffers throws Twitter's future into uncertainty.

  • Dove Cameron - Diving Into The Disney Star’s Colorful Love Life

    Dove Cameron - Diving Into The Disney Star’s Colorful Love Life

    For the fans of Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie,” they could be well informed about the times their favorite Dove Cameron fell in love - on screen and off screen. She could either have become Mrs. McCartan or Mrs. Doherty. Alas! There’s neither a marriage nor a boyfriend.

  • Tears And Emotion As Wales Return To World Cup 2022

    Tears And Emotion As Wales Return To World Cup 2022

    For thousands of Wales football fans, it is a day filled with intense emotion as they see something many feared they would never see. Tears and emotion as Wales return to World Cup 2022. They have traveled to Qatar from all over the world to witness their team play on the largest football stage ever for the first time since 1958.

  • Elizabeth Holmes Is Sentence To More Than 11 Years In Prison For Theranos Fraud

  • 10 Million Without Power After Russian Strikes On Ukraine’s Energy System

  • Who Is Yung Miami Dating? The World-famous Singer's Boyfriend

  • Who Is Mattie Westbrouck Dating? Young American Social Media Sensation Relationship Details

  • Who Is Kelly Clarkson Dating? This Is The Guy She's In Love With