Mairis Briedis named Latvian ‘Athlete of the Year’ for the first time

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The leading Latvian boxer Mairis Briedis led by her coach Dmitry Shiholay, is preparing for the WBSS final on September 26, she defeated Juniel Dorticus. The sporting event took place in a television studio in Munich, although it was originally scheduled for March 21 in Riga. The deer won the trophy named after Muhammad Ali, as well as the International Boxing Federation (IBF) belt and the “The Ring” magazine title.

For Mairis Briedis, this was the first success at the Latvian sports awards ceremony. The boxer had been one of the nominees for the “Athlete of the Year” award at the “Latvia Annual Awards in sport” event before, but the award was never won.

In the competition of several strong athletes, the cross-country skier was recognized as “Athlete of the Year” Patricia Eiduka, which was also the first achievement at the national level.

Athletes from Vecbebri in the introduction of the prestigious “Ski Tour” January 2021 At the last stage of the season, the ten-kilometer freestyle with the same start won a high tenth place, but won seventh place at the U-23 World Championships in the same discipline. Success in 2020 has allowed the 21-year-old athlete to establish herself in the International Ski Association (FIS) top 100 rankings in both distance and sprint disciplines.

Athlete of the Year Award

Handball player applying for “Athlete of the Year” award Dainis Krištopāns, hockey player Elvis Merzlikins, basketball player Kristaps Porziņģis and cyclist Toms Skujins. In turn, “Athlete of the Year” could also be tennis players Anastasia Sevastova and Elena Ostapenko, biathlete Baiba Bendikaas and javelin thrower Līna Mze.

The “Sports Team of the Year” award was won by the Latvian men’s volleyball team, which in the qualifying tournament held in 2020 after a 26-year break won a place in the final of the European Championship. The crew of the Latvian bobsleigh twins Oskars ibermanis / Matīss Miknis, who became European champions and won bronze at the World Championships in Altenberg, were recognized as the “Sports Team of the Year in Individual Sports”.

Polina Rožkova, captain of the Latvian wheelchair team, won the “Paralympic Athlete” nomination, which helped fake the tickets earned to the 2022 Paralympics.

A hockey player has earned the honor of “Breakthrough of the Year” Elvis Merzļikins, founded in the National Hockey League (NHL), named “Sports Federation of the Year” Latvian Volleyball Federation (LVF), Madona district received recognition as “Sports City of the Year ”, Grundzāle Primary School sports teacher Māris Stabiņš was named “Sports Teacher of the Year”, but Valentina Eiduka was recognized in the “Lifetime investment in sport” category.


Voting for the “Three Star Award 2020” took place in two rounds. The first round takes place October 5-23, when ten nominees are nominated, while the second round takes place November 5-29. The second round is 50% of the vote, but the remaining half is decided by journalists and accredited sports athletes.

The “Three Star Award 2020” was originally scheduled for December 29, 2020, but was postponed to April 9 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Starting in 2020, the long-term “Latvian Awards for Sport of the Year” will be replaced by the “Three Star Awards”, organized by the Latvian Olympic Committee (LOK), the Latvian Paralympic Committee and the Latvian Federation of Sports Council With the Ministry of Education and Science supporting.

In 2019, the tennis player was recognized as the best athlete in the last “Sports Award of the Year” Anastasia Sevastova and skeletonist Martins Dukurs.