(photo by Enrico Della Valle, many thanks!!!)
news link: http://www.omskinform.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=53012
many thanks Alyona for brief translation!!!
Today, in OMSK region will award the annual sports award “Valour” in 2011. This award is given by the government of Omsk region in 16 different nominations. Among them the best athlete of the year, the best coach, the best physical training teacher, sportive family etc. The best athlete of the year (female) was the Olympic champion Evgenia Kanaeva. She got 6 gold medals in the World Championship in 2011. Vera Shtelbaums will be awarded as the best coach. Best athlete of the year for male in 2011 was Vyacheslav Sinkevich , swimmer, he won silver medal in European championships in 2011.
Congratulations to Zhenya and Vera Efremovna Shtelbaums!!! How wonderful, both coach and her pupil will be awarded at the same time! 😀 😀 😀
Note by Zoe Wan: Zhenya won this award too before, in 2008 and 2009.