1999 Sportswoman of the Year

Petra KURKOVA

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Flag: Czech Republic Czech Republic (CZE)

Alpine Skiing

Petra became the crowd favorite at the recent 14th Winter World Games for the Deaf held in Davos, Switzerland. At these Games a history was made, she became first ever individual, male or female, to win four gold medals in a single Winter Games (slalom, giant slalom, downhill and super G). Also at these Games she produced an unusual feat - her gold medal winning times in the slalom and giant slalom events were better than the gold medal winning times of the male counterparts in the same respective events.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

AthleteCountrySport
MYRVOLL ToneFlag: Norway Norway (NOR)Cross Country Skiing
FERM CeciliaFlag: Sweden Sweden (SWE)Basketball
FITZPATRICK Cindy-LuFlag: Australia Australia (AUS)Swimming
AMTSFELD KarinFlag: Germany Germany (GER)Table Tennis
VERGULT GreetFlag: Belgium Belgium (BEL)Athletics
ZATSEPINA ElenaFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Athletics
SANDELL SaimiFlag: Estonia Estonia (EST)Athletics
LENZENWÖGER NicolettaFlag: Austria Austria (AUT)Alpine Skiing
NYAKWENDA MiriamFlag: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe (ZIM)Netball

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