Donna Fraser Selected by the World Association of Athletics Federation
The World Athletics Federation has selected Donna Fraser (50, UK) as the winner of the 2022 Gender Equality Award.
The World Athletics Federation announced the news of Fraser’s award on the 30th (Korea Standard Time), saying, “Fraser is a former sprinter who worked hard to strengthen women’s capabilities and promote gender equality.”
Fraser was a women’s sprinter whose main event was the 400m.
She also won the bronze medal in the women’s 1,600-meter relay at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki and 2007 in Osaka.
After retiring, he worked as an administrator in sports such as track and field.
“After retirement, Fraser worked for the British Athletics Federation, the World Athletics Federation, and various international track and field events secretariat, helping our sports recognize diversity and embrace a lot,” the World Athletics Federation said.
Fraser was named the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2021.
“It’s easy to say I want more diversity, but it’s not easy to realize it,” Fraser said through the World Athletics Federation. “Because track and field consists of various events, we have to embrace various people at a higher level.”
“I like women who make changes to their colleagues and try to overcome their limitations,” he said, expecting women to be active in the track and field world.