As last year, Stefan Kraft was awarded the Golden Lion as the Best Male Athlete from Salzburg. For the women, the Golden Lion went to cross country skier Teresa Stadlober. 

As it was last year, the Lion for Rookie of the Year was awarded by Christoph Bründl. This year, swimmer Luka Mladenovic was celebrated as the Best Young Athlete. Luka Mladenovic is the best swimmer in 200 m breaststroke in his age group, he won a national title and qualified for the Junior European Championships as well as the World Championships. His biggest goal is to take part in the Olympic Summer Games 2024 in Paris. In addition to the Golden Lion, Luka Mladenovic also won a shopping voucher worth EUR 1,000.00 from Bründl Sports.

Leonidas 2022 Christoph Bründl congratulates Luka Mladenovic on stage

We warmly congratulate Luka Mladenovic on his award and his sporting achievements, and wish him all the best for the future!