Boxer Gadzhimagomedov and swimmer Chikunova were recognized by the Ministry of Sports as the best athletes of the year

Double world boxing champion Muslim Gadjimagomedov and world record holder in swimming Evgenia Chikunova became laureates of the national award established by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation in the category “Pride of Russia” as the best athletes of 2023.

The national award ceremony in the field of physical culture and sports will take place on Thursday at the State Kremlin Palace.

In May, Gadzhimagomedov won the world championship for the second time in his career, winning gold in the weight category up to 92 kg. Chikunova is a multiple national champion. In April, the 19-year-old swimmer set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke.

Honored coach of Russia in rhythmic gymnastics Vera Shtelbaums was recognized as the best coach of the year. A specialist from Omsk has trained more than 100 masters of sports, including Evgenia Kanaeva, Ksenia Dudkina, Vera Biryukova, Irina Chashchina.

The “Epoch of Sports” award for many years of work towards the development of sports in the country was awarded to the President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev. In the “Overcoming” category, the winners were Paralympic athletes Evgeniy Torsunov, Polina Bilalova and coach Raisa Urazova.

Source : MatchTV

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