Show Sports Awards 2018
The best athletes of the country will be named at the ceremony “Heroes of the Sports Year” in Kyiv.
Today in Kyiv will be held the ceremony of awarding “Heroes of the Sports Year”. Applicants for the “Sports Oscar-2018” were determined by members of the Ukrainian Academy of Sports by secret ballot. The ceremony starts at 19:00 Kyiv time. We will broadcast the award ceremony online with photos and videos.
So, Alexander Abramenko was recognized as the best athlete of the year, and Elena Kostevich was recognized as the best athlete.
Before the awarding of the main characters of the year, one out-of-competition nomination was presented. The Outstanding Achievement award went to world judo champion Darya Beloded and tennis player Elina Svitolina for winning the WTA Finals. True, the first racket of Ukraine could not come to the awards – now she is trying to heal her sore knee and even had to suspend her career.
Mentor of Pyeongchang Olympic champion Alexander Abramov, Enver Ablaev, was named Coach of the Year. The winner was also awarded a prize in the amount of 75 thousand UAH.
In the nomination “Olympic Hope of Ukraine” won Kateryna Chorniy – two-time champion of the III Youth Olympic Games in sword fencing.
The duo of shooters Elena Kostevich and Oleg Omelchuk were recognized as the best team of the year. They are bronze medalists of the World and European Championships, world record holders. And the award was presented to them by the famous ex-goalkeeper of the national team of Ukraine and Kyiv “Dynamo” Alexander Shovkovsky and the medalist of the 2004 Olympics, handball player Larisa Zaspa.
The guests of the ceremony were entertained with a comedy scene, the main character of which was our legendary strongman Vasily Virastyuk.
Igor Lyubchenko became the winner in the nomination “Together with the Olympians”. He is the world champion in Thai boxing Muay Thai.
The award in the nomination “Strong in spirit” was given to biathlete Oksana Shishkova – winner of 6 awards (2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze) of the XII Winter Paralympic Games in biathlon and cross-country skiing among athletes with visual impairment.
Wrestler Alla Cherkasova, who won the World Championship in Budapest, was recognized as the “Sensation of the Year”.
Shooter Yakov Zheleznyak and basketball player Raisa Kurvyakova received the Sports Glory of Ukraine awards.
The awards ceremony “Heroes of the Sports Year” has begun. The famous biathlete Valentina Tserbe received the first award. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first Olympic medal of Ukraine – Cerbe became the bronze medalist of the sprint race at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer.
The guest of the ceremony was the eternal world boxing champion and mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko.
Sisters-biathletes Vita and Valya Semerenko came to the awards ceremony “Heroes of the Sports Year”.