Rebeca Andrade and Isaquias Queiroz win the Brasil Olímpico Award

Volleyball player Fernanda Garay was chosen Athlete of the Fans

Published in 07/12/2021 - 23:08 By Agência Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

After a year of 2021 full of achievements (with Olympic and world gold) Rebeca Andrade was chosen this Tuesday (7) as the Best Athlete of the Year at the Brasil Olímpico Awards among women, beating two other medalists at the Tokyo Games: Ana Marcela Cunha (water marathon) and Rayssa Leal (skateboard).

Among the men, the conquest went to Isaquias Queiroz (canoeing), who beat the first Olympic gold medalist in surfing Italo Ferreira and Hebert Conceição (boxing). With the victory achieved on the stage of Teatro Tobias Barreto, in Aracaju, the Bahian became the greatest winner in the history of the award, with four achievements.

Guys Award

Who also shone was the volleyball player Fernanda Garay, who was chosen as Athlete of the Fans. The athlete, who played a prominent role in winning silver for Brazil at the Tokyo Games, won an election among 20 competitors that received more than 400,000 votes.

Adhemar Ferreira Trophy

Another honoree of the night was former basketball player Janeth Arcain, who received the Adhemar Ferreira da Silva Trophy, awarded to sporting personalities who hold values that have marked the jumper's life and career (ethics, collective spirit, technical and physical efficiency, respect for others and fellowship).


In addition to the athletes, the coaches were awarded. The COB chose the six champion coaches at the Japan Olympics: Fernando Possenti (water marathons), Francisco Porath (artistic gymnastics), Javier Torres (sailing), Lauro Souza (speed canoeing) and Mateus Alves (boxing) in individual sports and André Jardine (technician of the Brazilian soccer team) in the press conferences.

Hall of Fame

Just before the start of the awards ceremony, four names were entered into the Hall of Fame: Magic Paula, basketball world champion in 1994 and silver at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Sebastián Cuattrin, 11 medals at the Pan American Games at speed canoeing, Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, two-time Olympic champion in the triple jump, and Tetsuo Okamoto, first Olympic medalist in Brazilian swimming.

Winners by modality

The night was also worth honoring the highlights by modality, which are as follows:

Athletics - Alison dos Santos
Badminton - Ygor Coelho
3x3 Basketball - Fabricio Veríssimo
5 x 5 Basketball - Clarissa dos Santos
Baseball - Thyago Vieira
Boxing - Hebert Conceição
Canoeing Slalom - Ana Sátila
Canoeing Speed - Isaquias Queiroz
BMX Freestyle Cycling - Eduarda Bordignon
BMX Racing Cycling - Renato Rezende
Road Cycling – Vinícius Rangel
Mountain Bike Cycling - Henrique Avancini
Track Cycling - Wellyda Rodrigues
Snow Sports - Michel Macedo
Ice Sports - Nicole Silveira
Sport Climbing - Felipe Ho Foganholo
Fencing - Nathalie Moellhausen
Football - Richarlison
Artistic Gymnastics - Rebeca Andrade
Trampoline Gymnastics - Camilla Gomes
Rhythmic Gymnastics - Duda Arakaki
Golf - Alexandre Rocha
Handball - Bruna de Paula
Equestrian Dressage - João Victor Oliva
Equestrian CCE - Carlos Parro
Equestrian Jumping - Marlon Zanotelli
Hockey on Grass and Indor - Vinicius Vaz
Judo - Mayra Aguiar
Karate – Vinícius Figueira
Weightlifting - Jaqueline Ferreira
Aquatic Marathon - Ana Marcela Cunha
Artistic Swimming - Laura Miccuci and Luisa Borges
Swimming - Bruno Fratus
Modern Pentathlon - Danilo Fagundes
Water Polo - Ana Beatriz Mantellato
Rowing - Lucas Verthein
Rugby - Isadora Cerullo
Diving - Kawan Pereira
Skate - Rayssa Leal
Softball - Mariana Pereira
Surfing - Italo Ferreira
Taekwondo - Milena Titoneli
Tennis - Luisa Stefani and Laura Pigossi
Table Tennis - Hugo Calderano
Archery - Marcus D'Almeida
Sport Shooting - Felipe Wu
Triathlon – Vittoria Lopes
Vela - Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze
Volleyball – Fernanda Garay
Beach Volleyball - Duda Lisbon
Wrestling - Laís Nunes

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Fábio Lisboa

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