This Tuesday night, the winners of the 2021 Brazil Olympic Awards were announced, honoring the top names in the national sport in 2021. Rebecca Andrade and Isaacius Queiroz, who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games, took the main categories of best athletes. The ceremony took place at the Teatro Tobias Barreto in Aracaju.
Rebecca was competing with Ana Marcella Cunha, gold in the aquatic marathon, and Resa Leal, silver, in the skate park. In addition to gold in the vault, the gymnast won silver in the all-round. Meanwhile, Isaacius overtook Italo Ferreira, gold in surfing, and Hebert Concicao, gold in boxing. The canoeing athlete’s gold medal came in the C1 1000 m category.
The athlete’s award from fans went to Fernanda Gare, who retired from the women’s volleyball team in Tokyo with 41% of the votes – a record more than 400 thousand people voted on the Brazilian Olympic Committee website.
In addition to the maximum prizes for the night, there was a winner for each mod for performances during the season. Watch highlights by game:
Athletics – Alison dos Santos
Badminton – Yegor Coelho
3×3 Basketball – Fabrisio Verissimo
5 x 5 Basketball – Clarissa dos Santos
Baseball – Thiago Vieira
Boxing – Hebert Conceicao
Canoeing Slalom – Ana Satilla
Canoeing Speed - Isaacius Queiroz
Freestyle BMX Cycling – Eduarda Bourdignon
BMX Racing Cycling – Renato Regende
Road Cycling – Vinicius Rangelu
Mountain Bike Cycling – Henrik Avansini
Track Cycling – Velida Rodrigues
Snow Sports – Michelle Macedo
Ice Sports – Nicole Silveira
Sport Climbing – Felipe Ho Foganholo
Esgrima – Nathalie Moelhausen
Football – Richardson
Artistic Gymnastics – Rebecca Andrade
Trampoline Gymnastics – Camilla Gomes
Rhythmic Gymnastics – Duda Arkaki
Golf – Alexandre Rocha
Handball – Bruna de Paula
Equestrian Dressage – Joao Victor Oliva
Horse Riding CCE – Carlos Parros
Equestrian Jumping – Marlon Zanotelli
Hockey on Grass and Indoor – Vinicius Wazu
Judo – Myra Aguero
Karate – Vinicius Figueira
Weightlifting – Jacqueline Ferreira
Aquatic Marathon – Ana Marcella Cunha
Artistic Swimming – Laura Mikusi and Luisa Borges
Swim – Bruno Fratus
Modern Pentathlon – Danilo Fagundes
Water Polo – Ana Beatriz Mantelato
Remo – Lucas Worthin
Rugby – Isadora Cerulo
Diving – Kavan Pereira
Skate – Rayssa Leal
Softball – Mariana Pereira
Surf – Italo Ferreira
Taekwondo – Milena Titanelik
Tennis – Luisa Stefani and Laura Pigossi
Table Tennis – Hugo Calderano
Archery – Marcus D’Almeida
Sport Shooting – Felipe Wu
Triathlon – Vittoria Lopes
Vela – Martin Grail and Kahena Kunzez
Volleyball – Fernanda Garay
Beach Volleyball – Duda Lisbon
Wrestling – Lais Nuneso
Before the ceremony, four athletes were immortalized in the Brazilian Olympic Committee’s Hall of Fame: Magic Paula, silver in basketball at the 1996 Atlanta Games, Sébastien Cutrin, who won 11 medals at the Pan American Games in canoeing, and the late Adhemar. Ferreira da Silva, two-time Olympic champion in the triple jump, and Tetsuo Okamoto, Brazil’s first Olympic medalist in swimming: bronze in the 1,500 m freestyle at Helsinki 1952.
Janeth dos Santos Arcán, one of the main attractions of the women’s basketball generation, who won silver in Atlanta 1996 and bronze in Sydney 2000, received the Adhemar Ferreira da Silva Trophy. The award represents the creative and positive values of sport. The former athlete was honored by Adhemar’s daughter Adiel Silva.
Resa Leal, Fadinha takes the Inspire Trophy, which congratulates a prominent woman in the Olympic movement in Brazil. In Tokyo, the 13-year-old athlete won a silver medal in street skateboarding.
Four coaches received trophies for their performances in command of athletes in 2021: Mateus Alves (boxing), Lauro Jr. (speed canoeing), Francisco Porth (artistic gymnastics) and André Jardin (men’s football – team sport).
Prior to the Tokyo Games, the largest number of medals won by Brazil in an edition of the Olympics was in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. During that time, the country reached the podium 19 times with seven gold, six silver and six bronze. In Japan, Brazilians reached the 21 medal mark with seven gold, six silver and eight bronze medals.