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Men's Rising Star nominees for 2022 Golden Tracks announced

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Have your say and vote now for your men’s Rising Star across social media!

The men’s and women’s Rising Stars and European Athletes of the Year will be crowned at the Golden Tracks award ceremony which takes place in Tallinn, Estonia on 22 October and will be streamed live on the European Athletics YouTube channel.

The Rising Stars award was introduced in 2007 to recognise and celebrate outstanding young and emerging European athletes. Past winners have included Christophe Lemaitre (2010), Teddy Tamgho (2011), Karsten Warholm (2017), Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Armand Duplantis (joint winners in 2018). Last year’s winner was France’s Sasha Zhoya. 

A long-list of 10 athletes has been compiled by an expert panel based largely on performances achieved at the European Athletics U18 Championships in Jerusalem, Israel and the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia as well as the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon and the European Athletics Championships in Munich.

The social media vote accounts for one-quarter of the overall vote with the Member Federations vote, media vote and expert panel vote also accounting for one-quarter of the vote.

You can cast your vote by retweeting the image of the athlete you wish to vote for on Twitter, liking the image on Instagram or by liking or sharing on Facebook. 

Voting closes across all channels on Friday 30 September and a shortlist of three athletes will be announced in each category in the week starting 3 October. 

In alphabetical order, the 10 nominees are for the 2022 men's Rising Star are:

Blessing Afrifah (ISR)

Mykolas Alekna (LTU)

Anthony Ammirati (FRA)

Gabriel Emmanuel (NED)

Artur Felfner (UKR)

Mattia Furlani (ITA)

Iosif Kesidis (CYP)

Niels Laros (NED)

Ismail Nezir (TUR)

Topi Parviainen (FIN)

The men’s and women’s European Athletes of the Year nominees will be announced tomorrow.

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