Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has been named the best male athlete of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The World Marathon Record Holder was handed the gong by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), at the Awards Gala held in Crete, Greece.
“It is an honour to win the ANOC Award for the Best Male Athlete at the Tokyo Olympics,” Kipchoge said.
“With so many beautiful performances by so many athletes, I am proud to be the recipient of this award.”
Eliud was awarded his marathon gold medal at the postponed Games that were held in Tokyo, Japan on July-August 2021.
He successfully defended the gold medal he won in Rio Da Janeiro, Brazil during the 2016 Olympics.
“With so many beautiful performances by so many athletes, I am proud to be the recipient of this award,” Eliud said.
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 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