The State Agency for Youth Affairs, Physical Culture and Sports of Kyrgyzstan awarded the prizes for 2016 the day before in Bishkek.
Three fighters - Aisuluu Tynybekova, Arsen Eraliev and Dogdurbek uulu Elaman were awarded the title "The best athlete in Olympic sports". Athletes of non-Olympic sports Shahriza Khalilova (kickboxing) and Mambetzhan uulu Urmat (sambo) were also awarded along with representatives of national sports - Nurbek Kozhobekov (Kyrgyz kurosh), Manas Niyazov (kok-boru) and Aida Kerimbekova (toguz-korgool).
Esen Kaliev (weightlifting) was awarded in "The best athlete in Paralympics" category, and Kanalbek uulu Ilgiz (judo) - in "The best athlete in the Deaf Olympics" category.
In addition, coaches of the above mentioned athletes: Nurbek Izabekov, Meyrambek Akhmetov, Aibek Bekboliev, Tahir Marasulov, Andrey Tupik, Niyazbek Kurmankulov, Janysh Niyazov, Kerimbekov Omuraliev, Adnan Dzhabrailov and Aydin Kulgozhoev were also awarded.