Monday, January 17

Karsten Warholm’s prize sprinkle: Male athlete of the year

He has set two world records and won Olympic, European Championship and two World Cup golds. Karsten Warholm experiences a unique sprinkle of prizes. Tonight he was named male athlete of the year at the Sports Gala.

PRICE GLASS: Karsten Warholm knows how to accept prices. From left: Stavanger in 2019, Hamar in 2018 and on the red carpet before the Sports Gala in Oslo Spektrum on Saturday night.

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– It was very nice, says Warholm who is also nominated for the award as Name of the Year at the gala in Oslo Spektrum. He believes the jury has had a tough task after a very strong 2021.

After the unique 45.94 race over the hurdles in Tokyo, Warholm has also been named the athlete of the year in the world, Europe and Norway. He has been named Athlete of the Year in VG, Dagbladet and Nettavisen and has won the sports journalists’ statuette.

25 years old, he has already won 10 awards at the Sports Gala. In total, Karsten Warholm has won more than 30 awards since the honors began to pour over him as a 20-year-old in 2016.

Warholm’s longtime coach Leif Olav Alnes has, as in 2020, been named Coach of the Year in Norwegian sports.

– It is at least important to thank Karsten Warholm. Without him, I would not have won this award. I’m quite sure of that, Alnes said in his speech of thanks.

– I love you, Warholm announced to the coach in his thank you speech after being named male athlete of the year. He believes the duo has “rounded the game” in the 400 meter hurdles.

IN FORM: Karsten Warholm on his way to the Sports Gala.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen was also appreciated tonight. The Olympic winner of the 1500 meters won the Athletes’ Prize. He thanked for the video link from the high camp in Spain.

– It is a great prize to win in that it is the athletes themselves who vote for the winner, says Jakob Ingebrigtsen who in addition to the Olympic gold on European and Olympic record (3.28,32), won European Championship gold indoors and set European record of 5000 meters (12.48,45).

Salum Ageze Kashafali – with a two percent view – was the fourth from Norwegian athletics to be appreciated. The Bergen native won the 100 meters in the Paralympics on a new world record (10.43). He also won European Championship gold and thanked many for

– Finally, I want to thank myself for the dedication I give myself. there is a lot of training to be done and many that are on you, but in the end it is about whether you do the training yourself, said a moody Kashafali from the stage.

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Therese Johaug was named female athlete of the year after winning World Cup gold in all four exercises she competed in during the championship in Oberstdorf.

– It was very surprising. There were many strong girls on the block there with me, says Johaug who was not present in Oslo Spektrum. She won in competition with, among others, Tiril Eckhoff (four World Cup gold biathlon) and world champions Maren Lundby (jumping), Ragne Wiklund (skating), Gyda Westvold Hansen (combined) and Solfrid Koanda (weightlifting).

The women’s national team in beach handball was named Model of the Year for victory in the battle for not having to play in a bikini, while Birgit Skarstein was the third woman to win an award for Paralympic gold and a world record in rowing.

Warholm’s prices

Name of the year, Sports Gala: 2020, 2021.

Male Athlete of the Year, Sports Gala: 2020, 2018.

Athletes’ award, Sports Gala: 2020, 2018.

Model of the year, The Sports Gala: 2019.

Athletes’ award, Sports Gala: 2020, 2018.

Male Athlete of the Year in the World: 2021.

Male Athlete of the Year in Europe: 2021, 2020, 2019.

This year’s breakthrough in Europe: 2017.

Name of the year in Norwegian athletics: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016

Sports Journalists Statue: 2021, 2019, 2017.

Norway’s best athlete, VG: 2021, 2019, 2017.

Aftenposten’s gold medal: 2017.

Folkets Idrettspris, Dagbladet: 2021, 2019, 2017.

Sports name of the year, Nettavisen: 2021, 2017.

VG does not guarantee that the list is complete.

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