Kipchoge feted in Greece for Olympic performance

Kipchoge feted in Greece for Olympic performance

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Marathon - Sapporo Odori Park, Sapporo, Japan - August 8, 2021. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win gold REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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.