Sir Mo Farah, one of Britain’s most successful Olympians, a Somalian born Muslim was named Sportsman of the year at the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards. Along with Kadeena Cox as Sportswoman of the year.

“It really means a lot to be named as your sportsman of the year, it’s so great to see everyone come together this evening to celebrate the incredible achievements of our diverse sporting communities.” said Farah.

Al Madina Centre, a mosque in Barking won the Spirit of 2012 connecting communities award.

Ashfaq Siddique, the founder of the mosque, said: “We have been working to develop and empower our communities for over 30 years and the medium of sport is a wonderful way to break down barriers and bridge divides. To have been recognised even for nomination is a major achievement and I thank Sporting Equals for all the excellent work it does.”

British-Bangladeshi professional kickboxer Ruqsana Begum took home the UK Sport Inspirational Performance of the Year Award after becoming the Muay Thai world champion.

FA Recognition Award went to West Ham’s Rashid Abba.

See list of other winners – Mo Farah & Kadeena Cox win British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards awards

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