Brazilian Olympic Committee Announced The Winners Of 43 Modalities On The Afternoon Of Wednesday (19). Awards Ceremony Takes Place In December
On Wednesday, November 19, the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) announced the best athletes of 43 modalities and also defined the three named the Best of the Year of the Brazil 2014 Olympic Award. Cycling once again participated in the event with its Four Olympic disciplines (BMX Cycling, Road Cycling, Mountain Bike Cycling and Track Cycling).
Renato Rezende was named the best Brazilian BMX athlete. After a brilliant season, with significant results including the World Cup, Renato currently ranks 9th in the world ranking and is still able to win placements until the ranking is closed.
On the road, cyclist Rafael Andriato stayed for the third time with the title, where he had already won in 2010 and 2013. Andriato who defends the Italian team Neri Sottoli competed his third season as a professional cyclist this year. The cyclist was one of the main highlights of the Tour of Rio, winning three victories and becoming the biggest winner of stages in the history of the competition of water bottles as cycling equipment.
Henrique Avancini who recently signed a two-year contract with the Cannondale Factory Racing team led him as the best mountain bike athlete. Avancini was the second placed in the Brazilian of 2014 and achieved other very expressive results internationally that helped him to be currently the 19th best in the world in the ranking.
Debuting at the awards, Flávio Cipriano has been breaking records and proving to be a great revelation of Brazilian Track Cycling. The athlete spent the entire season training at the UCI World Center for Cycling and competing in the main events of the European calendar, even winning some important competitions in the International Scenario.
AnaBarcelona Cunha (aquatic marathon), Mayra Aguiar (judo) and Martine Grael and Kahena will also be among the best athletes in the 43 Olympic Games that will be honored during the Brasil Olímpico Prize. Kunze (candle), not female; Arthur Zanetti (artistic gymnastics), Marcus Vinicius D’Almeida (archery) and Tiago Splitter (basketball), in the men’s. The winners of the Best Athlete of the Year trophy will be announced during the ceremony of the Brasil Olímpico Prize at the Municipal Theater in Rio on December 16.
The choice of the best in each modality, as well as the definition of the two athletes who will receive the Best Athlete of the Year Trophy, was made by a jury composed of journalists, leaders, former athletes and sports personalities.
For the Twisted Athlete Award, the new category of the Brazil Olympic Prize, the COB selected athletes or doubles that marked the Brazilian sport in 2014, whether for its performance, example of overcoming, unprecedented achievement or for their attitudes and behaviors. The definition of the winner of this category will be made by the public, who can vote through social media, Facebook and Twitter, using hashtags that should contain #EuVotoPBO and the name of the athlete.
They compete for the Athlete Award: Cesar Cielo (swimming), Diego Hypolito (artistic gymnastics), Isaquias Queiroz (speed canoeing), Marcus Vinícius D’Almeida (archery), Matheus Santana (swimming), Tiago Splitter Aline Ferreira (fight), Flavia Saraiva (artistic gymnastics), Larissa and Talita (beach volleyball), Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (sailing), Mayra Aguiar (judo) and Sheilla Castro (volleyball).
Oscar of the Brazilian sport, the Brazil 2014 Olympic Award arrives at its 16th edition paying homage even in other categories: Best Individual and Collective Technician;Adhemar Ferreira da Silva Trophy; Best Athletes of the Youth School Games and IOC Trophy, among other awards.