(photo by Tom Theobald)
News link: http://lenta.ru/news/2011/12/26/sportsmen/
Silver Doe Award is a traditional annual poll by the Sports Journalists Federation of Russia at the year end. They will choose the best 10 athletes of Russia of the year. No rank for the best 10 list.
The winners will be awarded a statuette “Sliver Doe” . Zhenya had won this award for four consecutive years!!! (2008-2011) Congratulations to Zhenya!!!! Another honor for her in 2011!!!
Here is the Best 10 list in alphabetical order: (no rank for the list)
(information from Sports Journalists Federation of Russia website)
Alex Ashapatov (paralympic sports)
Anastasia Zueva (swimming)
Natalia Ischenko (synchronized swimming)
Evgenia Kanaeva (rhythmic gymnastics)
Victoria Komova (gymnastics)
Maxim Mikhailov (ice hockey)
Maria Savinova (athletics)
Ivan Skobrev (speed skating)
Catherine Tudygesheva (snowboarding)
Anna Chicherova (athletics)
The best team – the team of Russia in beach soccer
Best Coach – Victor Chegin (athletics)
As usual, award ceremony of the Silver doe will be held after the Christmas holidays.