Frankfurt is a sports city - and not just when Eintracht is playing. The Main metropolis has already produced many successful sportsmen and sportswomen, some of whom have now been honoured. This was supposed to have taken place at the 10th Frankfurt Sports Gala, scheduled for November 20, but the gala was cancelled due to a pandemic. However, although the presentation of the awards could not take place for the time being and it has not yet been determined when this will be made up for, the award winners have now been announced. Awards will be presented in the categories of Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, Team of the Year, Young Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year and Para-Sportsman and Coach of the Year. The decision on the award winners was made by a panel of experts and, in the case of the first three categories, by a public vote involving some 10,000 votes.
"Both the nominees and the honourees deserved to be celebrated in a festive setting," said Sports Director Mike Josef. "I very much hope that we can make up for this soon and congratulate all the award winners."
The honorees were announced on Saturday, November 27, with a film on the YouTube channel of the City of Frankfurt am Main. You can see the video here:
Overview of the award winners
Sportswoman of the Year: Sarah Köhler (SG Frankfurt e..V.) - Swimming, Successes 2021: Bronze and German record at the Olympic Games in Tokyo over 1500 meters freestyle, 7. Place over 800 meters freestyle at the Olympic Games
Sportsman of the Year: Andreas Bechmann (Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.) - Athletics/Decathlon, Achievements 2021: U23 European Champion 6. Place at the European Indoor Championships
Team of the Year: Frankfurt Galaxy- American Football, achievements 2021: Winning the European League of Football
Young Sportswoman of the Year: Josephina Neumann (TSV Langstadt e.V.) - Table Tennis, Successes: U15 European Champion with the team, 3rd Bundesliga
Young Sportsman of the Year: Hugo von Montgelas (SC 1880 Frankfurt e.V..) - Hockey, achievements: appointment to the U-21 national team, U19 European champion
Parasportsperson of the Year: Nico Dreimüller (ING Skywheelers) - Wheelchair basketball, achievements in recent years: German champion, U23 world champion, Champions League winner and Para-Olympic participant, team captain of the ING Skywheelers, participation in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo
Coach of the Year: Efthimios Karamitsos (Deutscher Karate Verband e.V.) - Karate/Kata, Successes 2021: Coach of Jasmin Jüttner, 5th place at the European Championships 2021, 7th place at the Olympic Games in Tokyo