Athlete Letesenbet Gidey is among the three finalists for the 2023 International Fair Play Award [Image WA)

Letesenbet Gidey among World Athletics’ Fair Play Award Finalists

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey is a finalist for the International Fair Play Award, along with Daniel Ebenyo of Kenya and Jessica Warner-Judd of Britain.

World Athletics, the international governing body of the sport, announced the three finalists for the Fair Play Award celebrated as part of the World Athletics Awards 2023.

Last month, World Athletics invited fans to take to social media to cast their vote for the moment that has best exemplified fair play this year.

Following that voting period, the social media scores were combined with jury votes to determine the three finalists from a six-strong shortlist of moments.

Accordingly, Ebenyo, Letesenbet, and Warner-Judd have been confirmed today as finalists for the International Fair Play Award on Tuesday.

Letesenbet Gidey

After securing silver in the women’s 10,000m at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey went back to comfort Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan after Hassan’s dramatic fall on the home straight.

Daniel Ebenyo

In first place during the closing stages of the men’s half marathon at the World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23, Ebenyo saluted his teammate Sebastian Sawe as Sawe overtook him for gold.

Jessica Warner-Judd

After finishing eighth in the 10,000m final at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, Britain’s Jessica Warner-Judd was the only athlete to wait and shake hands with the final placed runner who completed the event some distance behind the rest of the field.

This year’s Fair Play award winner will be revealed on World Athletics’ platforms in the lead up to the World Athletics Awards in Monaco on 11 December.