Gyda Westvold Hansen of Norway has been named as the Nordic combined female athlete of the year ©Getty Images

Austria’s Johannes Lamparter and Gyda Westvold Hansen of Norway, respective men’s and women's overall Nordic Combined World Cup winners for 2022-2023, have been voted Athletes of the Year in the Nordic Combined Awards.

Lamparter, 21, broke through internationally in 2021 when he won individual large hill and team sprint world gold and a bronze in the team normal hill category.

As well as winning the World Cup, he added three more bronzes at this year’s World Championships in the individual large hill, team large hill and mixed team categories.

Hansen, 20, successfully defended her world individual normal hill title in Planica and added another gold in the mixed team.

The decisions were made by a jury of 11 international sports journalists.

Others in the shortlisted men’s category were Matteo Baud of France, Jarl Magnus Riiber of Norway and Julian Schmid of Germany, while others in the women’s category were Germany’s Nathalie Armbruster, Japan’s Haruka Kasai and Annika Sieff of Italy.

The award for Nordic combined's male athlete of the year for 2022-2023 went to Johannes Lamparter of Austria ©Getty Images
The award for Nordic combined's male athlete of the year for 2022-2023 went to Johannes Lamparter of Austria ©Getty Images

Alexandre Villet of France was named Coach of the Year.

Through an online vote, fans had the chance to choose their Rookie of the Year.

The men’s winner was Austria’s Stefan Rettenegger, with 44.9 per cent of the vote, ahead of Baud with 41.9 per cent and Iacopo Bortolas on 13.2 per cent.

Armbruster won the women’s award with 52.7 per cent of the vote, with Austria’s Annalena Slamik gaining 25.7 per cent and Joanna Kil of Poland 21.6 per cent.

Additionally, two special awards were presented by the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) team.

Czech Republic's Tereza Koldovska earned this year's Sportmanship Award thanks to her fairness and genuine joy for the other athletes.

"Regardless of her own results, Koldovska has always shown appreciation for her competitors and, off the field of play, with her positive attitude has proven what characterises the Nordic combined family," an FIS statement said.

In addition, the German national coach Hermann Weinbuch was honoured for his life's work.

Weinbuch is the most successful German coach of all time and was able to celebrate six Olympic victories and 15 World Championship titles during his 27-year career as head coach.