Carl Hester Wins 2011 British Olympic Equestrian Athlete of the Year Award
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced the list of recipients of the 2011 Olympic Athlete of the Year trophy. Carl Hester has become the recipient of the Equestrian Athlete of the Year Award.
The award was introduced in 2005, to mark the BOA’s Centenary Year and the success of London being awarded the 2012 Olympic Games. The BOA presented a trophy to each of the 33 summer and winter Olympic sports for them to award on an annual basis to their top performing athlete of the year.
To mark outstanding performances in 2011, Hester has been awarded the BOA Olympic Athlete of the Year trophy.
Andy Hunt, Team GB Chef de Mission and BOA Chief Executive said, “British sportsmen and women have produced some truly outstanding performances throughout 2011, winning no less than 50 medals in Olympic disciplines at World Championships. While traditionally strong sports such as rowing, sailing and cycling have continued to deliver world leading results, it was exciting to see our boxing, triathlon and taekwondo squads achieve their best ever medal hauls in 2011."
Will Connell, Equestrian Team Leader, commented on Carl Hester and said that, “Carl is an outstanding athlete who deserves international recognition for taking dressage in Great Britain to new heights.”
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