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Athing Mu Named Hickok Belt(R) Award Winner for 2021
Wins gold medal in women's 800 meter - 1st American woman to win gold in 53 years in 800-m race - Broke American record set by Agee Wilson in 2017
Other finalists for the month of August in order of how the NSMA ranked them included: C.J. Cron (baseball), Adam Wainwright (baseball), Raisel Iglesias (baseball), Patrick Cantlay (golf), Soufiane El Bakkali (track & field), Sarah Robles (weightlifting)
Her selection as the Hickok Belt(R) Award winner for the month of August 2021 recognizes Athing Mu as the "best of the best" in professional sports for the month and makes her the eighth candidate to receive the overall Hickok Belt(R) Award for 2021, joining Caeleb Dressel, Shohei Ohtani, Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama, Luka Doncic, Naomi Osaka and Patrick Mahomes. Winners as selected by the NSMA will be announced each month throughout 2021.
The Hickok Belt(R) Award was originally presented annually from 1950-1976. Past recipients include a list of the 20th century's elite athletes including the likes of Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Jim Brown and others who defined their sports. To learn more about the rich history of the Hickok Belt(R) Award and keep up with all the news surrounding the award in 2021, please visit hickokbelt.com.
News Media: For more information, contact Tony Liccione at 585-964-3077 or hickokbelt.com.
Tony Liccione, Representative