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Results of AIPS Athlete of the Year
    2009-01-01 21:24:33     Xinhua

Following are the results of AIPS Athlete of the Year which was organized by the International Sports Press Association in an online poll which attracted the votes of 571 journalists from 96 countries and regions:

Men's Athlete of the Year

1. Usain Bolt, 1,673 points (32.5%)

2. Michael Phelps, 1,557 (30.24%)

3. Rafael Nadal, 444 (8.62%)

4. Cristiano Ronaldo, 401 (7.79%)

5. Lewis Hamilton, 275 (5.34%)

Female Athlete of the Year

1. Yelena Isinbayeva, 1,723 points (35%)

2. Pamela Jelimo, 631 (12.82%)

3. Jelena Jankovic, 583 (11.84%)

4. Tirunesh Dibaba, 475 (9.65%)

5. Stephanie Rice 431 (8.75%)

Team of the Year

1. Spain Football National Team, 1,395 points (28.08%)

2. Jamaica Relay 4x100m, 1,154 (23.23%)

3. Manchester United, 769 (15.48%)

4. United States Basketball Olympic Team, 597 (12.02%)

5. Ferrari, 328 (6.6%)

Best Press Facility

1. Olympic Games, 1,588 points (37.62%)

2. EURO 2008, Football, 1,245 (29.5%)

3. Wimbledon, Tennis, 491 (11.63%)

4. Tour de France, Cycling, 285 (6.75%)

 
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