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UEPS: Årets bedste i Europa

Mandag d. 17. december 2001

Danske Sportsjournalister har ikke ønsket at stemme på årets sportsmand i Europa - men UEPS kører videre med denne hæder, og her er resultatet fra UEPS, der er Europas afdeling af AIPS.

Schumacher and Khorkina win European sports poll -

LONDON, Dec.17 - German formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher and
Russian artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina have been voted European
Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year in the annual poll conducted by the
European Sports Writers Union (UEPS), which has 46 member countries.
Schumacher drove his Ferrari to nine Grand Prix victories this season to
win the Formula 1 world title for the fourth time. The German finished well
ahead of the field in the UEPS poll with 53 points, 24 ahead of Polish
World Cup ski-jump champion Adam Marlysz. Austrian alpine ski ace Hermann
Maier, double gold medallist at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, placed
third .
with 10. Maeir is currently fighting a fitness battle to compete at next
year's Salt Lake City Winter Olympics after nearly losing his legs in a
motorcycle accident in August.
The women's poll also produced a runaway winner in Khorkina. The Russian
star, who won the all-round title and two other golds at the world
gymnastics championships, headed the standings with 58 points, followed by
Croatian alpine World Cup champion Jana Kostelic (22). Ukrainian Zhanna
Pintusevich-Block, who stunned the athletics world with her 100 metres
victory over American sprint Queen Marion Jones at the Edmonton world
championships, was third with 18 points.

Leading places were:


1. Michael Schumacher, Germany, motor racing, 53 points
2. Adam Malysz, Poland, ski jumping, 29
3. Hermann Maier, Austria, alpine skiing, 10
4. Konstantinos Kenderis, Greece, athletics, 15
5. Jan Zelezny, Czech Republic, athletics 13
6. Arnaud Tournant, France, cycling, 10


1. Svetlana Khorkina, Russia, gymnastics, 58
2. Jana Kostelic, Croatia, alpine skiing, 22
3. Zhanna Pintusevich-Block,Ukraine, athletics, 18
4. Magdalena, Forsberg, Sweden, biathlon, 17
5. Annika Soeranstam, Sweden, golf, 12
6. Inge de Bruijn, Netherlands, swimming, 11