Swimmer Rikako Ikee of Japan became first female to be named ‘Most Valuable Player’ of Asian Games .
On September 4, 2018, Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee became the first female athlete to be named the Most Valuable player in the 18th Asian Games by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
About Rikako Ikee :
i.She had won 6 medals which is the most for a female athlete at a single Game.
ii. She will get a trophy and a cheque for $50,000.
iii. She became the fourth Japanese athlete to win the award since it’s inception at the 1998 Bangkok Games.
iv. Only North Korean shooter So Gin-man, who won seven golds and a a silver at New Delhi in 1982, has won more titles at one Asian Games.
Other awards :
The Olympic Council of Asia had given awards to 7 people who covered official theme song of Asian Games 2018, Meraih Bintang, in multiple languages.