Moments of fair play from the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (© Getty Images)
Following the conclusion of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, four moments have been shortlisted for the International Fair Play award.
Members of the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) and the IAAF formed a jury to decide on the shortlist. This week fans can cast their votes for the shortlisted moment that they feel best exemplifies fair play. These votes will be combined with the votes from the jury to determine three finalists for the Fair Play Award. The winner will be revealed at the IAAF Athletics Awards in Monaco on 23 November.
1 Armand Duplantis, Piotr Lisek and Sam Kendricks
The pole vault medallists showed great camaraderie and respect for one another throughout the competition and during their celebrations.
#WorldAthleticsChamps Fair Play Award nominee:@mondohoss600, @samkendricks and @LisekPiotr for their heartwarming camaraderie🤝— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 7, 2019
Retweet to vote for Sam, Armand and Piotr, competition closes Sunday 13th of October. pic.twitter.com/l63QWZoKYo
2 Sandi Morris
Despite missing out on the gold medal, the first thing the US pole vaulter did was congratulate the winner, Anzhelika Sidorova, showing genuine delight in her success.
#WorldAthleticsChamps Fair Play Award nominee: @sandicheekspv, despite losing out on pole vault gold the first thing she did was congratulate winner Anzhelika Sidorova🤝— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 7, 2019
Retweet to vote for Sandi, competition closes Sunday 13th of October. pic.twitter.com/hsK8thgZdY
3 Dina Asher-Smith
In two separate races during the championships, the British sprinter went back to help injured competitors.
#WorldAthleticsChamps Fair Play Award nominee:@dinaashersmith for her support of her competitors post race🤝— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 7, 2019
Retweet to vote for @dinaashersmith, competition closes Sunday 13th of October. pic.twitter.com/KbwspWmk88
4 Braima Suncar Dabo
On the final lap of his 5000m heat, the runner from Guinea Bissau helped carry fellow runner Jonathan Busby to the finish line when he was on the brink of collapsing.
#WorldAthleticsChamps Fair Play Award nominee:— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 7, 2019
Braima Suncar Dabó for his incredible display of sportsmanship towards Jonathan Busby🤝
Retweet to vote for Braima, competition closes Sunday 13th of October. pic.twitter.com/R7P3973WPh
To vote, head to the respective posts on twitter and retweet your favourite moment.
The CIFP was established more than 50 years ago to promote the principles of fair play in sport – fair competition, respect, friendship, team spirit, equality and sport without doping. It honours those who respect the written and unwritten rules of sport, which include integrity, solidarity, tolerance, care, excellence and joy, and who set an example for others, on and off the field.
At the IAAF World Championships alone, eight awards have been handed out since 2003. Spanish high jumper Ruth Beitia, who consoled Italy’s Alessia Trost after she failed to qualify for the high jump final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the end of a difficult year, was the latest recipient of an award.