Jamaica’s Olympic sprint double champions Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson are among the three finalists for the IAAF male and female Athlete of the Year award. Bolt is joined by Great Britain’s double gold medallist Mo Farah and South Africa’s 400m World Record holder Wayde van Niekerk. Bolt is a six time winner of the award but it will be the first nomination for Thompson. She will go up against Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana and Poland’s hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk. The World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016.