World Athlete of the Year poll

Haruka Kitaguchi

Haruka earned the nomination in TOP 11 Women´s Athlete of the Year thanks to her sensational victory at the World Championships in Budapest and in the Diamond League final. In addition, she is the leader of this year’s world tables with 67.38m, which is also a Japanese record.


  • World javelin champion
  • Diamond League champion

Miltiadis Tentoglou

Miltiadis has achieved unprecedented success this year. He was one of the few jumpers to win the world championship in the long jump, thus completing his collection of titles. Thanks to this, Miltiadis was also nominated for the TOP 11 Male´s Athlete of the Year.

  • Olympic champion
  • World champion
  • World indoor champion
  • European champion
  • European indoor champion


  • World long jump champion
  • European indoor long jump champion
  • European Team Championships winner
  • World ranking (as of 19 September) – 1

Photo credit: Pavol Uhrin

Source: European Athletics