1999 Sportsman of the Year

Viktor YUZHANINOV

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Flag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)

Cross Country Skiing

Since 1987 Viktor has been ranked as the world’s number one cross country skier by winning every World Winter Games for the Deaf title in individual 15km and 30km distance races in 1987, 1991, and 1995. He also accumulated many gold medals in the European Championships since 1987. In 1999, he did it again by capturing four medals, including the two gold in the 15km double pursuit and 3x10km relay distance races at the 14th Winter World Games for the Deaf at Davos, Switzerland.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

AthleteCountrySport
PETERSSON LarsFlag: Sweden Sweden (SWE)Shooting
PONTON CristianFlag: Italy Italy (ITA)Athletics
BEDNAREK MiroslawFlag: Germany Germany (GER)Athletics
LEGUTKY, JR. MartinFlag: Slovakia Slovakia (SVK)Alpine Skiing
ROUSSEL FrancisFlag: Canada Canada (CAN)Swimming
STIENSTRA JanFlag: Netherlands Netherlands (NED)Shooting
HALL KevinFlag: United States United States (USA)Golf
JUKOVSKIY DenisFlag: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (UZB)Football
MULINDA ProsperFlag: Zambia Zambia (ZAM)Football

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year