The award ceremony for the 69th Japan Sports Award and the 4th Japan Para Sports Award was held in Tokyo on the 17th.
Special prize badminton men's singles Kento Momota [25 = NTT East Japan] was absent from a traffic accident in Malaysia on his expedition and was absent because he was hospitalized. Mr. Tanto, Secretary-General of the Japan Badminton Association, attended on his behalf, "Thank you for being selected for the 69th Japan Sports Awards Special Award. I am very honored to have been evaluated for my accumulated results. I would like to continue making steady efforts and be a player who is not ashamed of this award. "
Momota has won the World Championship for the second time in August last year and has won 11 World Tour wins a year. The fact that it was selected as the 19th Player of the Year by the World Badminton Federation was the reason for the selection of the Japan Sports Award Special Award.