Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers has been voted European athlete of the year for the second year running.
This makes Schippers the first woman athlete to take the title two years in a row. Schippers took the world 200 metres title at this year’s championships in Beijng and was second in the 100 metre event.
‘This was a very special year,’ Schippers said at the award ceremony. ‘The European title and a European record, silver and gold at the world championships… I can’t believe it.’
The men’s prize went to British long jumper Greg Rutherford.
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