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The Olympic Committee of Serbia has announced the winners of the sports awards 2021. The announcement of the most successful athletes, teams and coaches, the 28th in a row after a year of hiatus, has traditionally been held in the Serbian Parliament and broadcasted live from the Serbian TV.

Jovana Preković (karate) and Filip Filipović (water polo) were named the most successful athletes in 2021, while the national women and men volleyball teams were named the most successful teams. The most successful young athlete is Adriana Vilagoš (athletics), while the award for the most successful coach in Serbia went to Dragan Gale Jović (taekwondo) for a third time. The recognition ” General Svetomir Đukić” for his contribution to Olympism and to the strengthening of the Olympic movement this year was awarded to Prof. Dr Dragan Gaga Radovanovic.

“Under conditions of uncertainty, our athletes achieved results which justified Serbia’s image in the world as a sporting country. We came back from Tokyo with 9 medals, 3 of which were gold. We also had one of the most balanced gender representations in Japan, with 44 male and 43 female athletes, “said Serbian Olympic Committee President Božidar Maljković.