Guliyev and Stefanidi voted European Athletes of the Month for August

Ekaterini Stefanidi at the 2017 IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels
European Athletics

Recently crowned world pole vault champion Ekaterini Stefanidi from Greece and surprise world 200m champion Ramil Guliyev from Turkey have been voted European Athletes of the Month for August.

Stefanidi claimed her fourth major title in thirteen months at the World Championships, following up her titles at the European Championships, Olympic Games and European Indoor Championships with gold in the British capital where she cleared a world-leading mark of 4.91m.

Stefanidi, who also claimed high profiles wins on the Diamond League circuit in Birmingham and Zurich, dominated the social media vote, receiving 1800 likes and 736 shares on Facebook as well as 120 retweets on Twitter.

While Stefanidi claimed this accolade for the second time in three months, there was a first-time winner in the men’s voting with Guliyev receiving an overwhelming 5700 retweets, along with 647 likes and 127 shares on Facebook.

Guliyev claimed the world 200m title in 20.09 before winning the Birmingham Diamond League in 20.17.