The 63rd edition of the Olimpia awards was held this Tuesday 19th of December at the Ricardo Rusticucci staduim in Pilar, organized by the Association of Sports Journalists, and had two winners from River: Germán Johansen, member of the volleyball team that is playing for the 2017-2018 Argentine League, and Horacio Cifuentes, star of the millonario ping pong.
Johansen, who was nominated alongside with Luciano de Cecco (star of the Perugia, in Italy) and Demian González (setter for Bolivar, the latter Argentine champion), won the silver trophy for Volleyball, thus concluding a brilliant year in which he won the world cup with the Argentine U-23 national team. He was chosen as the best player of the world cup and, in addition, he started playing at River.
On the other side, Cifuentes, who also joined the Club a few months ago, won the ping pong category, thus beating his colleguaes Gastón Alto and Ana Codina. The 19 year-old player won the Silver Olimpia for the second consecutive year. Now he is preparing for a new season at River.
Moreover, the captain of the first division of soccer of The Greatest, Leonardo Ponzio, was a nominee for the local soccer category.
Ph: Marina Márquez (River Press)