Double Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has been named the best male athlete of the Tokyo Olympics by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)
Kipchoge was feted at the ANOC awards gala held Sunday in Greece at the sidelines of the ANOC General Assembly.
The world marathon record holder successfully retained his marathon gold at the Tokyo Olympics becoming the third person to win back-to-back marathons at the Olympics.
Kipchoge was awarded by the president of Association of National Olympics Committee of Africa, Mr. Mustapha Berraf.
“It is an honour to win the ANOC Award for the Best Male Athlete of the Tokyo Olympics. With so many beautiful performances by so many athletes, I am proud to be the recipient of this award,” said Kipchoge.
The 36-year-old is also among 10 nominees who will battle it out for this year’s Male World Athlete of the Year award.
Full list of awardees;
Best Male Athlete of Tokyo 2020- Eliud Kipchoge
Best Female Athlete of Tokyo 2020 – Canadian Maggie Mac Neil
Outstanding Athlete Performance – Cuban Mijain Lopez
Best Male Team at Tokyo 2020 – Japan National Baseball Team
Best Female Team at Tokyo 2020 – New Zealand Rugby Team
Best Male Multiple Athlete Event of Tokyo 2020 – Italy Cycling Track Pursuit Team
Best Female Multiple Athlete Event of Tokyo 2020 – Estonia Fencing Epee Team
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