Athlete of the year
on December 17, 2012 | 16:09
The year 2012 is coming to an end, like every year, the perfect time to vote for the “Athlete of the year”. Also this year, the festive awards ceremony attracted numerous athletes to the Kurhaus in Baden-Baden. Yesterday biathlete Magdalena Neuner, discus thrower Robert Harting and Germany’s eighth rowers were happy about their award. Now he can be called “Athlete of the Year.”
Magdalena Neuner, who finished her career last winter at the age of 25 and was awarded for the third time by the approximately 1,500 sports journalists who participated in the election, received a special applause for the “Athlete of the Year” award. Athlete of the year ”. “It’s definitely the icing on the cake of my career, ”said Magdalena Neuer, overwhelmed by her renewed success in being named“ Athlete of the Year ”. The biathlete won ahead of tennis player Angelique Kerber and track and field athlete Lilli Schwarzkopf, who had won silver in the heptathlon at the London Olympics.
In any case, this year’s “Athlete of the Year” choice was influenced by this year’s Olympics. For example, a newly crowned Olympic champion won the men’s category with discus thrower Robert Harting. The Berliner was the first representative of his sport to be elected “Sportsman of the Year”. Robert Harting, who left Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel and gymnast Marcel Nguyen behind when he won, was visibly pleased with his success in hindsight and admitted that he had a good feeling about being voted ‘Sportsman of the Year’ after his victory. olympic. to have.
Athlete of the year: Olympics shape elections
The most exciting decision in the “Athlete of the Year” choice came from the teams. Here, the undefeated “Germany eight”, who had also won gold in London, won just ahead of Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann, who were the first German Olympic beach volleyball champions this year. An achievement that was not enough to become “Athlete of the year”. And also in third place he cavorted with the national hockey team of the men’s gold medalists from this year’s Olympics.
Magdalena Neuner, Robert Harting and the eight from Germany are worthy “Sportsmen of the Year”. One can only congratulate the winners and hope that German sport will continue to be so successful next year.
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