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Ailing (Eileen) Gu and Hwang Dae-heon crowned Best Athletes of Beijing 2022 at ANOC Awards

By on October 19, 2022 0

Months after her historic performance, the freestyle skier Sick (Eileen) Gu continues to make headlines.

Gu, who became the first action sports athlete to win three medals at the same 2022 Beijing Olympics, was named the highest-performing female athlete at the Games on Wednesday (October 19) by the Association of National Olympic Committees. 2022, ANOC, Awards in Seoul.

The Chinese freestyle skier was one of the most dominant athletes, winning a gold medal in the Big Air competition, another gold medal in the Halfpipe event and a silver medal in the Slopestyle.

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Ailing (Eileen) Gu the highest performing female athlete in ANOC in 2022.

Short track speed skater Hwan Dae Heon of South Korea, which won the first gold medal at the last Winter Olympics, won the ANOC award for the best male performance of the Games.

Legendary Dutch athlete Sven Kramer who competed at his fifth Games in Beijing and is the most decorated men’s Olympic speed skater of all time with nine medals, won the ANOC award for outstanding athletic career.

“I’m really proud to receive this award, I feel blessed to be here. When I was still speed skating, I never had time for events like this, because I was always focused on events and performance,” Krumer, 36, who now handles management and business support for his former Jumbo-Visma team, told Olympic Channel in Seoul.

“But now it’s time to look back and be really proud of what I’ve done in the past for speed skating.”

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Sven Kramer at the ANOC awards.

The Swedish team, who defeated Great Britain in a long and thrilling men’s Olympic curling final, won the trophy for best men’s team performance, while Team Canada winners of hockey gold after beating the United States 3-2, took home the award for best women’s team.

Lindsay Jacobellis and Nick Baumgartner the winners of the inaugural mixed team snowboard cross title were celebrated as the best mixed team performance of the Games.

The Chinese Olympic Committee received the Best NOC of Beijing 2022 award as Craig Rediethe former president of the British Olympic Association and former president of the World Anti-Doping Association was honored for his contribution to the Olympic Movement.

The ANOC Awards have been held annually since 2014 and aim to recognize and honor the achievements of NOCs and their athletes, as decided by the ANOC Jury.

Winners of the 2022 ANOC Awards:

Sven Kramer – ANOC Award for Outstanding Sports Career

Swedish Men’s Curling Team (Daniel Wilhelm Magnusson) – Beijing 2022 Best Men’s Team Performance

Ailing (Eileen) Gu – Beijing 2022 Best Female Performance

Hwang Dae-Heon – Beijing 2022 Best Male Performance

Lindsay Jacobellis and Nick Baumgartner – Beijing 2022 Best Mixed Tag Team Performance

Canadian Women’s Ice Hockey Team (Ann-Renée Desbiens) – Beijing 2022 Women’s Team Best Performance

Craig Reedie – ANOC Outstanding Contribution to the Olympic Movement

People’s Republic of China – Best NOC Performance