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Athletics: 2017 Rising Star Awards list realeased

NOMINEE: American Christian Coleman

THE GOVERNING body for global track and field sports has revealed the final shortlist for 2017 Rising Star Awards.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletics Awards 2017 take place on November 24 in Monaco.

Unfortunately no British athletes made the final shortlist of nominees for the IAAF Rising Star Awards this year but fans of the sport are excited by the future prospects from the six athletes who have been selected.

The final list comprises of three men and three women: Christian Coleman (USA), Armand Duplantis (SWE), Karsten Warholm (NOR), Yuliya Levchenko (UKR), Salwa Eid Naser (BRN) and Yulimar Rojas (VEN).

All athletes in this category are U23. The winners – one man and one woman – will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards.

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