Katinka Hosszu is the female winner of the AIPS Europe Athletes of the Year Awards.
by Charles Camenzuli, AIPS Europe General Secretary
MALTA, January 2, 2017 - For the first time in his career, Cristiano Ronaldo - one of the leading figures in the world of football, ace with Real Madrid and Portugal winners of Euro 2016 besides being the 2016 Balon d'Or award - and also for the first time in her career Hungarian Hosszu Katinlka - three times Olympic winner and swimming legend - are the winners in the 2016 Edition of the European Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards.
CR7 – Ronaldo was followed by tennis ace Andy Murray and Formula 1 championship winner Nico Rosberg. Hosszu Katinka got more preferances than German tennis player Angelique Kerber and British cyclist Laura Trott.
It was the 34 th. annual poll conducted by AIPS – EUROPE through the world wide poll held by AIPS. As the biggest continental section of AIPS and was established in 1977 at the AIPS Congress in Milano Marittima , AIPS Europe during 2016 celebrated its 40th Anniversary.
Since 2003, the annual poll was named the Frank Taylor Trophy in honour of the former president of both AIPS and UEPS . Eventually the European Sportswoman awards was named for former leading UEPS official Evgen Bergant.