Katherine Grainger won the Olympians’ Olympian award at the 2016 Team GB ball in London.
Scottish rowing legend Grainger, 41, won silver in the double sculls at this year’s Rio Olympics.
That was the fifth Olympic medal of her illustrious career.
Grainger took a two-year break from rowing after winning Olympic gold at London 2012.
She had previously won silver medals at the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Games.
Her place in the squad for Brazil was only confirmed six weeks before the tournament started.
Grainger still won a silver along with rowing partner Victoria Thornley.
The gala ball at Battersea Evolution was hosted by double Olympic bronze-winning diver Tom Daley and Strictly Come Dancing co-host Claudia Winkleman.
The GB women’s hockey team, who claimed gold in Rio, won the Great Britain’s Choice award.