Bahraini champion Salwa Eid Naser, has been selected as a nominee in the 2019 World Athletes of the Year.She is one of the 11 nominees for Female World Athlete of the Year who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF, the IAAF said.
The nominations of 11 athletes reflects the remarkable range of exceptional performances that the sport has witnessed this year, at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, and in the Diamond League and in road and cross country events.
Salwa was selected as a nominee for Female World Athlete of the Year after she won world 400m title in 48.14, the third-fastest time in history. She also won the Diamond League title and three gold medals at the Asian Championships.
Salwa remains undefeated at 400m outdoors.