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The Russian forward club of the National hockey League (NHL) “Washington capitals” Alexander Ovechkin is recognized as the best athlete of the year by the American award ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award). This was reported in the Twitter account of “Washington”.
The awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles. In the dispute over the award of the Russian walked around the basketball player James Harden, baseball player josé Altuve and American football player Tom Brady. Ovechkin became the first hockey player to win this award.
The best athlete named Olympic champion in 2018, snowboarder Chloe Kim. She became the youngest medalist in snowboarding in the entire history, winning a gold award at the age of 17 years.
The best team is recognized as the champion of Major League baseball (MLB) club “Houston Astors”.
32-year-old Ovechkin this season, the first came against Washington in the Stanley Cup finals and won the first trophy. In the asset striker also three victories in the world Championships together with the Russian team (2008, 2012, 2014).
ESPY — awards ceremony of the best athletes of the year. Is the American television network ABC. Ocean sports award called the “Oscar”.
Video, photo All from Russia.