Paralympic javelin gold medallist Holly Robinson has won the Visa Award from Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

New Zealand javelin thrower Holly Robinson has been named as the winner of the Visa Award for the Paralympic Games after she thanked officials following her gold medal-winning performance at Tokyo 2020.

Robinson claimed the Paralympic women's javelin F46 title at the Games and, after she had celebrated her triumph, immediately went over to the officials' table.

The judges were so touched by the Kiwi’s gesture of inclusion that they spoke to New Zealand’s Chef de Mission Paula Tesoriero to let them know the impact the moment had on them.

The gesture from the 26-year-old, who had to settle for silver in the same event at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, earned her the Visa Award.

According to Visa, the award, voted for by fans, "celebrates uplifting moments from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic and Olympic Games that occur outside of the field of play; moments that represent the very best of humanity and display qualities of inclusion, courage and friendship".

Three-time World Championships medallist Robinson will be given $50,000 (£36,000/€42,000) by Visa to donate to a charity of her choice after winning the award.

"I’m super stoked to be named the winner of the Visa Award based off my moment of gratitude to the officials in Tokyo," Robinson said.

"Now I want to say a huge thank you to everybody who voted for me. 

"This is going to make a huge impact towards my chosen charity, so thank you so much.

"Thank you to the Visa Award for spreading the values of inclusion, acceptance, courage and friendship through this award.

"And a huge thank you to everyone involved in Tokyo 2020. 

"You guys put on an amazing Games and we athletes are truly thankful that we got our chance to shine on the big stage.

"Thank you to the volunteers, the officials and the organisers for putting on such an awesome Games. 

"Thank you so much and thank you everybody for voting for me."