Young Reporters category – Shortlist announcement

  • April 04, 2022

AIPS Media

LAUSANNE, April 4, 2022 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Young Reporters category - Broadcasting, Photography and Writing.

The shortlist represents the second judging stage and is based on the most selected works performed by the AIPS Executive Committee members.

Here are the selected works, in alphabetical order of country.


Thomas Rathgeb (Austria), Car Racing without borders: A portrait of Benjamin Doppelreiter - OrfSportPlus

Sebastian Charles (Bulgaria), Peter Fury: Prison & boxing - bTV Media Group

Clarisse Sih (Cameroon), For the love of the nation - Cameroon Radio and Television

Juan Vera (Chile), Football and the social status in Chile -

Francis Hema (Ghana), Against all odds: Pra Babies hoping to make it through adversity - 3 SPORTS

Sakyibea Ofori (Ghana), Meet Anatu Sadat: Ghana's hijab wearing football sensation - TV3 Network Limited Ghana

Kelvin Kimathi (Kenya), Margaret Nyairera: Kenya's athletes battle with depression and trans-gender stigma - K24TV

Chidiebere Anugwolu (Nigeria), Documentary: Social Media Footballer - Nigeria Info FM

Lada Alekseeva (Russia), The most amazing fan of Fernando Torres - Match TV

Fatma Abdallah Chikawe (Tanzania), A woman has an equal rights of playing football even if she comes from countries that practice Islam - Azam TV

Alla Vas'kovs'ka (Ukraine), Winter mountains. Two climbs to the top of Hoverla - PravdaTUT Lviv

Mateo Vazquez (Uruguay), Lucas Rocha, the Plaza Colonia fan who celebrated despite the pandemic - El Pais



Florian Schroetter (Austria), Lightning strikes - AP Images

Yuri Laurindo (Brazil), The Juliet on the face reflects a boy's dream - The Players Tribune

Luiza Moraes (Brazil), Messi's first title with Argentina - Copa America Instagram

Zhang Xiaoyu (China), Finally it starts - Xinhua News Agency

Zhenbin Zhong (China), Dangerous action -

François Greuez (France), Overflows and pitch invasion during half-time of the Derby du Nord RC Lens/Lille OSC football match - SIPA Press

Lukas Schulze (Germany), Under construction - Getty Images

Anna Szilágyi (Hungary), Like whales - Anna Szilágyi Instagram

Mohammad Javad Abjoushak (Iran), Flight -

Alireza Zeinali (Iran), Human catapult -

Matteo Arnoul (Italy), From another perspective - Eco del Chisone

Mattia Ozbot (Italy), Stadiums closed party open - Getty Images

Sila Kiplagat (Kenya), Flying Javeller - Nation Media Group

Christel Saneh (Lebanon), Yulimar Rojas during her World Record Jump in Tokyo 2020 - Christelsaneh Instagram

Joe Allison (New Zealand), Eyes on the ball - Getty Images

Leonid Kudryavtsev (Russia), X All-Russian judo championship - Studio "Vzglyad-M"

Andrej Galica (Slovak Republic), Olympic focus - Slovak olympic and sports committee

Ayman Alqadi (Yemen), Breakthrough - Alqadyayman Instagram



Daniel Jerovsek (Austria), Power women: The feminine side of strength - Kleine Zeitung    

Martin Schauhuber (Austria), My friend who swam himself into a coma - Der Standard

Wufei Yu (China), From subculture to mainstream: Rock climbing’s rise in China -

Mostafa Hosny (Egypt), PaySchroetter-to-play: How private investment is eroding youth football in Egypt -

Simon Ecker (Germany), Space for everyone? -

Laurenz Schreiner (Germany), Foreigner quota at Union Berlin? Serious discrimination allegations against Bundesliga club -

Sanket Jain (India), In Kolhapur: Wrestlers’ diets, weighty problems -

Ciaran O'Mahony (Ireland), It was my blood, it was my life, it was my breath: The rise of Rwanda’s first female football coach - The Jaded Newsman

Samuel Gacharira (Kenya), Amy Lasu: Shining hope for South Sudanese football -  

Trygve Ulriksen Skogseth (Norway), Peter Karlsson: The painful verdict on Swedish ice hockey player's 1995 killing -

Jose Encarnacion (Puerto Rico), Camarero Racecourse: A money machine that runs on injured and abused horses - CPI

Lucijan Zalokar (Slovenia), The Gatsby of our time -

Benjamin Church (UK), Dying for peace: Afghanistan's first female Olympian says women will not give up their liberties easily -

Molly Mcelwee (UK), Special investigation: The whistleblowers driving Sport’s #MeToo movement - The Telegraph

George Ramsay (UK), Depression drove her close to suicide. Now, Olympian Raven Saunders wants to 'destigmatize mental health’ -

Hannah Ryan (UK), Does the footballing world really care about kicking homophobia out? -

Fiona Tomas (UK), The problem with wearing all white: How test cricketers are managing anxiety around their periods - The Telegraph

Kobe Tong (UK), David Haye exclusive: British boxing legend recounts story of horrific social media abuse -

Jackie Powell (USA), The WNBA is finally catching up on mental health - Sports Illustrated

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT – The three remaining voting stages will be conducted by the Jury - 12 respected members from the sport media industry representing the five continents. They will first select the top 10 (finalists) and then the top 3 (podium nominees)

The final ceremony will take place in May in Europe, date and location still to be confirmed following the evolution of the pandemic.

To know more about the judging method and the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021, click here.

Stay tuned for the rest of the shortlists!


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