Kipchoge feted in Greece for Olympic performance
Eliud Kipchoge has been awarded best male athlete of Tokyo 2020 Olympics this evening at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Awards Gala at the sidelines of the Annual General Assembly underway in Crete, Greece.
Kipchoge was awarded for his marathon gold medal at the postponed Summer Games that were held in Tokyo, Japan July-August 2021. He defended his gold medal having won the same in Rio 2016 Olympics.
The marathon world record holder was awarded by the president of Association of National Olympics Committee of Africa, Mr. Mustapha Berraf at the Open Air Theatre of the Creta Maris Beach Hotel.
The other awardees were;
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 Feale 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
The awards were organized by ANOC to celebrate the achievements of athletes at the Tokyo Games.