BASC Athlete of the Year 2017

Voting for BASC members to choose their British Athlete of the Year has now closed.

The seven athletes shortlisted for the award are listed below. This year though, since there was no nomination process and there were up to a dozen athletes who just missed out on the shortlist, members also had the option of voting for an athlete not on the shortlist.

  • Fourth place in a global sprint final and a world relay silver medal would be an achievement in any season, but for Dina Asher-Smith it was even more remarkable. In
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  • Aled Davies was the only British male para-athlete to win two gold medals in the IPC World Championships. In the F42 shot put final he broke the world record to
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  • It was a golden, silver and diamond summer for Mo Farah in his final season on the track. Mo won the 10,000m final at London 2017 in a world leading
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  • Sammi Kinghorn stood out among a clutch of female double gold-medalists at IPC world championships, winning her first senior global titles. Sammi took gold in the T53 100m and 200m.
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  • Nick Miller recorded the best ever performance by a British male hammer thrower in the world championships. Early on in the final he was lying 2nd, but had to settle
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  • Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake won a world championship gold medal on the anchor leg of the 4x100m in a titanic duel with the world’s fastest sprinter of the season, Christian Coleman. Nethaneel
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  • Chijindu Ujah had a very consistent Diamond League season with a string of top 3 places to qualify for the final. He won in Zurich to take the Diamond League
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