Athletes of the year

Athletes of the year

Post by Nils Anders Hellbe » Thu, 24 Nov 1994 23:17:24


Sportsreporters from newspapers and magazines in 51 countries have
made their decision. Romario and Arantxa Vicario are the athletes of
1994. This is the biggest voting of this question in the world. In the mens
top 15, there is only one from winter sports, for women there is five.

This voting has been gong on since 1949. Besides electing the best
sports athleetes, it makes an indignation on what sports are the
important all over the world. For men, only eight sports has been on
top: Athletics, soccer, swimming, cycling, boxing, motor, tennis,
and basketball, only summer sports. For women its only athletics,
gymnastic, tennis and swimming. In 1986, 90 and 94, the captain of
the winning of the WC in soccer is the sportman of the year. And
still: No wintersports on top ever.

1994:

Women:

 1. Arantxa Vicario     tennis          Spain           103
 2. Jingyi Le           swimming        China            85
 3. Manuela Di Centa    skiing-nordic   Italy            62
 4. Irina Privalova     athletics       Russia           61
 5. Oksane Bajul        figure Skating  Ukraina          55
 6. Bonnie Blair        speedskating    USA              49
 7. Vreni Scneider      skiing-alpine   Switzerl.        46
 8. Maria Mutola        atheltics       Bozambik         41
 9. Marie J. Perec      atheltics       France           34
10. Paula n: Franzier   triathlon       Australia        22
11. Shannon Miller      gymnastic       USA              17
12. Emese Hunyady       speedskating    Austria          15
13. Steffi Graf         tennis          Germany          14
13. Samantha Riley      swimming        Australia        14
13. Reka S-Lazar        fencing         Romania          14

Men:

 1. Romario             soccer          Brasil          137
 2. Miguel Indurain     cycling         Spain            92
 3. Pete Sampras        tennis          USA              54
 4. Colin Jackson       atheltics       GrBr             53
 5. Noures Mrceli       atheltics       Algerie          39
 6. Johann O. Koss      speedskating    Norway           35
 7. Sergej Bubka        athletics       Ukraina          32
 8. Tony Rominger       cycling         Switzerl.        29
 9. Nick Price          golf            Zimbabwe         27
 9. Shaguille Oneal     basketball      USA              27
11. George Foreman      boxing          USA              23
12. Julio Chavez        boxing          Mexico           22
13. Mich. Scumacher     formula 1       Germany          20
14. Kieren Perkins      swimming        Australia        19
15. Alexander Popov     swimming        Russia           17

Last 10 year:

                Women                           Men

1984:   Navratilova, USA                Lewis, USA                      
1985:   Koch, DDR                       Bubka, Sovjet                  
1986:   Drechsler,                      DDR Maradona, Arg.                      
1987:   J.-Kersee, USA                  Johnson, Can                    
1988:   G:-Joyner, USA                  Biondi, USA,                    
1989:   Graf, Germany                   Lemond, USA                    
1990:   Ottey, Jamaica                  Matthaus, Germany              
1991:   Krabbe, Germany                 Lewis, USA                      
1992:   Seles, Jugoslavia               Dream Team                      
1993:   Ottey, Jamaica                  Christie, GrBr                  

NAH.

 
 
 

Athletes of the year

Post by PhillyS » Fri, 25 Nov 1994 07:06:04


Quote:
(Nils Anders Hellberg) writes:

Women:
 1. Arantxa Vicario     tennis          Spain           103
 2. Jingyi Le           swimming        China            85
 3. Manuela Di Centa    skiing-nordic   Italy            62
 4. Irina Privalova     athletics       Russia           61
 5. Oksane Bajul        figure Skating  Ukraina          55
 6. Bonnie Blair        speedskating    USA              49

What?!  Blair could do no better than 6th, <behind Baiul>?  Any
Chinese...well, I don't want to start on the steroid thing again, so I'll
leave it at that.  DiCenta, I can understand, but Vicario first?  I don't
care if she won the French and US Opens, Blair broke Olympic records left
and right.  Jeez.  It's taking all the restraint I have nopt to use Beavis
and Butt-head's favorite 4 letter word <G>, but once again the Rodney
Dangerfield of women's sports gets screw-jobbed again.

Paul Hanlin, Jr.