CISM Athlete of the Year Award

The CISM Athlete of the Year Award is presented to an athlete, in Order to identify and recognize the most significant sportive performance, allied with the promoting of CISM values and enhancing CISM visibility, considering for the eligibility, in addition, the fair play, personal empathy, discipline, respect to the rules, self-behaviour.

The athletes eligible to run for this award are all male and female, in active military duty, who have participated in CISM events of Sports Category 1, during CISM World Military Championships or CISM World Games.

The period considered to evaluation is the CISM Championships calendar year.

List of the CISM Athlete of the Year:

 

2019

CISM Athlete of the Year 2019 Men

Pierre Le Corre

Corporal Chef

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CISM Athlete of the Year 2019 Men

Pierre Le Corre

Corporal Chef

Nationality

 

FRA

 

Education and personnal information

Discipline: Triathlon / CISM World Military Championship: 7th CISM World Summer Games - Wuhan, China, 1st place Elite Men Individual - 2nd place Elite Men Team / Sport Performance: 2018 20th WMC Triathlon in Lidkoping - Gold Medal in the elite men's individual event, silver medal (elite men's team event and mixed team event) - 2018 World Civilian Championships - 8th place in the individual event - 2018 Civilian European Triathlon Championships - Gold Medal in the individual men's event and gold Medal Team Relay / CISM Values and visibility: Pierre Le Corre is an athlete of great value, available, always present in major events. He is also a world class who should participate to the Tokyo Olympic Games. Very affordable and particularly friendly, Pierre le Corre is an example of modesty and professionalism for the other athletes. He has won more than 12 medals at the CISM events! / Additional information: 2015 6th CISM World Summer Games in Mungyeong, Korea - Ranked 6th in the individual men's event - Bronze Medal in the Mixed Team Event - 2012 17th WMC Triathlon in Lausanne - Silver Medal - Gold Medal in the Elite Men Team event

CISM Athlete of the Year 2019 Women

Ellen Braga

Sergeant

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CISM Athlete of the Year 2019 Women

Ellen Braga

Sergeant

Nationality

 

Brazil

 

Education and personnal information

Discipline: Volleyball / Sport Performance: 7th World Military Games, Wuhan - China - Gold Medal - Volleyball Women / CISM Values and Visibility: Besides great technical skills, the athlete demonstrated an exemplary spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.

 

2018

CISM Athlete of the Year 2018 Men

Rafael Kamalov

Sergeant

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CISM Athlete of the Year 2018 Men

Rafael Kamalov

Sergeant

Nationality

 

Russia

 

Education and personnal information

Discipline: Taekwondo / CISM World Military Championship: 24th World Military Taekwondo Championship, 1st Place, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: -87 kg., 1st Place / Sport Performance: 2018 World Taekwondo Ranking #14 (the current #14 Ranked Athlete in the World) - 2018 Open Multi European Games, 1st Place - 2018 WT President’s Cup, 1st Place - 2018 Croatian Open, 2nd Place 2018 Russia Open, 2nd Place - 2018 Dutch Open, 3rd Place - 2018 Spanish Open, 3rd Place / CISM Values and visibility: Private Rafael Kamalov embodies the CISM ideals and morals of fair play and discipline. As a soldier, he is completely dedicated and obedient to orders of his superiors and takes his responsibilities as a soldier with pride. During the 24th World Military Taekwondo Championship, Kamalov demonstrated superiority throughout the competition where he dominated his opponents in all four of his matches. Yet, he always demonstrated pure respect and humility in his congratulating his opponents and deference to military discipline to the opponents’ coaches as well as his own coach and Chief of Mission. He always sets the right competitive and character example for young athletes to follow. / Additional information: 2018 was a very good year for the young Private Kamalov as attested by his competition record. To finish off an already great year, Kamalov defeated the defending World Champion and current #2 ranking player in the world during the 24th World Military Taekwondo Championship. Kamalov’s performance was awe inspiring.

CISM Athlete of the Year 2018 Women

Yvette Wong

Able Seaman (AB)

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CISM Athlete of the Year 2018 Women

Yvette Wong

Able Seaman (AB)

Nationality

 

Canada

 

Education and personnal information

Discipline: Taekwondo / Sport Performance: 24th CISM Taekwondo Championships, 1st Place, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Sport Performances: 2018 World Ranking #1 (the current #1 Ranked Athlete in the World) - 2018 Pan American Championships, 1st Place - 2018 Belgium Open, 1st Place - 2018 German Open, 1st Place - 2018 Pan American Open, 2nd Place - 2018 WT President’s Cup, 2nd Place - 2018 U.S. Open, 3rd Place / CISM Values and Visibility: AB Yvette Yong epitomizes the meaning of “Friendship Through Sport: when she personally hosts international Taekwondo fighters who visit Toronto for training camps or schooling in her home. In 2018 alone, AB Yong hosted two members of the Brazilian national team who came to Toronto to conduct taekwondo training with the Canadian CISM Team, as well as to learn English through an international language placement program. One of these two Brazilian fighters was an opponent of AB Yong at the finals of the 24th CISM World Taekwondo Championship. When AB Yong defeated Valeria Rodrigues, she was an inspiration for the venue as the first action that AB Yong took was to embrace Valeria and raise the arm of her opponent to acknowledge her efforts before the Brazilian spectators; then the coach of the Canadian team came on to the ring to assist in the removal of the opponent’s protective equipment. These actions demonstrated and epitomized “Friendship Through Sport”. At the time of submission of this application, AB Yong was hosting Valeria at Blue Mountain Resort where her Brazilian counterpart was learning to snowboard/ski and who had come to stay with AB Yong for two weeks to study English. / Additional information: In addition to her role as a Military Athlete, AB Yong also performs regular military duties such as Search and Rescue missions with the Royal Canadian Navy. AB Yong took advantage of these missions to also teach Taekwondo and general physical fitness to sailors on her ship. During her off-duty times, AB Yong trains and teaches women’s self-defence and physical fitness. AB Yvette Yong was also the “Best Female Player” recipient in the 2011 Military World Games for her superior competitive performance. She continues shining as one of the top athletes of this sport.

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