Caster Semenya and Dina Asher-Smith have both made the shortlist for the IAAF Female World Athlete of the Year award.

The two track stars headline the group of 10 women, rewarded for sparkling seasons in which they have dominated in their respective disciplines.

Semenya, the South African, has been unbeaten in her nine 800m finals this year, as well as clinching the Commonwealth 1500 metres title. She leads the world this season in 800m and 1000m.

Meanwhile, Asher-Smith is both European champion and the world leader over 100m, 200m and 4x100m.

Caster Semenya
Caster Semenya
Shaunae Miller-Uibo, another sprinter, is among the others on the list, along with Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic and long and triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen.

The list is completed by Beatrice Chepkoech, Sifan Hassan, Mariya Lasitskene, Nafissatou Thiam and Anita Wlodarczyk.

After a process combining votes from the IAAF Council, the IAAF Family and the public, the finalist will be presented at a Monaco awards ceremony on December 4.

Source: SportsMax