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Two Croatians Shortlisted for 2016 Female European Athlete of the Year

Two Croatian Rio Gold medalists nominated for Female European Athlete of the Year (photo: European Athletics)

Two Croatian Rio Gold medalists nominated for Female European Athlete of the Year (photo: European Athletics)

Two Croatian Gold medalists from the Rio Olympics have been shortlisted for the 2016 Female European Athlete of the Year…

Double Olympic discus champion Sandra Perković and the sensation of the Rio Olympics, 21-year-old javelin gold medalist Sara Kolak, have both been shortlisted for the Female European Athlete of the Year 2016 award. Kolak has also been nominated for the European Rising Star of 2016 award.

(photo: European Athletics)

(photo: European Athletics)

“Sandra Perkovic (CRO) took her fourth consecutive European discus title with a distance of 69.97m and was the only woman in Rio to defend an Olympic title, and her winning distance of 69.21m more than two metres better than anyone else, before also taking the Diamond Race”, writes European Athletics.

(photo credit: European Athletics)

(photo credit: European Athletics)

“Sara Kolak (CRO) got a bronze medal at the European Championships but then the 21-year-old became one of the most unexpected winners of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when she threw a national record of 66.18m in the fourth round to take the gold.”

10 female athletes have been shortlisted for the award and you can vote by liking & sharing the nominees photos on the European Athletes Facebook page here.

You can also vote in the Rising Star category here.

Voting closes on 5 October.

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