RJRGLEANER Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year awards nominee - Janieve Russell (athletics)
Janieve Russell clocked a new personal best of 53.46 seconds to take the runner-up spot in the women's 400 metres hurdles on July 5 at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. That time made her the third best one-lap hurdler of 2018. Russell topped the Diamond League point standing leading up to the Diamond League Finals with one win and four runner-up finishes in five events.
In the Diamond League Finals in Zurich Russell ran 54.38 seconds for the bronze medal. Russell's most significant performance of the year was her victory at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia in 54.33 seconds.