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Jessica Ennis makes shortlist for female athlete of the year award

6th November 2012

• Ennis joined by Olympians Allyson Felix and Valerie Adams
• Winner to be announced on 24 November in Barcelona

The Olympic champions Jessica Ennis of Great Britain, Allyson Felix of the United States and Valerie Adams of New Zealand have been named on the shortlist for the female athlete of the year award, the IAAF said in a statement on Tuesday.

The heptathlon champion Ennis, shotput champion Adams and 200m champion Felix received the most votes from a 2,400-strong panel.

The winner will be announced on 24 November in Barcelona, Spain.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, American Aries Merritt and Kenyan David Rudisha are the three male finalists. © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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