Vikki Orvice has been honoured for her services to athletics coverage across the world.
The Sun’s athletics correspondent died earlier this year after a long fight against breast cancer.
Earlier this month friends and colleagues gathered at Lord’s to pay tribute and raised £103,000 for the Royal Marsden Hospital.
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) November 23, 2019
On Saturday Vikki, a committee member of the SJA, a founding member of Women in Football and a member of the national committee of the Football Writers’ Association, was declared the recipient of the President’s Award by Sebastian Coe.
Lord Coe, a close personal friend, presented the award to Vikki’s husband Ian Ridley at the World Athletics Awards in Monaco.
— Seb Coe (@sebcoe) November 24, 2019
Just a couple of days earlier the British Athletic Writers’ Association presented the Vikki Orvice Inspiration Award, newly re-named in her honour, to sprinter James Ellington for his battle back from serious injuries sustained in a motorbike accident in January 2017 to return to competition this summer.