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Award : Kerber, Long and DEB Team athlete of the year

tennis player Angelique Kerber, Ironman world champion Patrick Long, and the ice hockey-silver medal winner of the "sportsman of the year" in 2018. This is the result of the vote of the 1100 sport journalists. The approximately 700 guests in the Kurhaus of Baden-Baden, celebrated the winner on Sunday evening with a round of applause.

After her Wimbledon Triumph Kerber is the successor to biathlete Laura Dahlmeier. The former world number one of world Tennis by sat but only very slightly ahead of the previous track cyclist Kristina Vogel, who sits after a tragic accident in a wheelchair. Triathlete was followed by a Long combiner Johannes Rydzek. The Olympia-the Second of Pyeongchang as the first ice hockey Team the "team of the year". In 2017, the beach volleyball, Laura Ludwig and Kira walkenhorst had been chosen.

Kerber had been in her dream the year 2016 as the "Sportswoman of the year" award. Now, the consistency won with 1732 points, ahead of bird (1704) and Dahlmeier (1358). Germany's best tennis player had chosen in the summer with a final defeat of the American Serena Williams for the first German Wimbledon champion since Steffi Graf's 22 years ago. Impressively, the now three-time Grand Slam tournament winner Deep by 2017.

The German ice hockey national team won in South Korea sensational silver.Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa

doubt as to the freestyle of the ice-hockey national teams to the completion of an exceptional ice-hockey year, there were hardly. The choice came down to 2510 points. The figure skaters Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot (1661) and the Germany-Eighth (1011) had no Chance. For the first time, hockey to players in the long history of the Gala for the "team of the year". With their team spirit and their Successes in the selection in South Korea, lovers made a sensational entry into the finals and stand against the Russians close in front of Olympic Gold. Currently a question mark, but again, the future of German hockey, success coach, Marco Sturm has been adopted as an assistant coach in the NHL.

Significantly more than women, the choice fell on the men. Ironman winner Long secured with 1529 points and place one in front of the Nordic combined Eric Frenzel (1139), who had won at the winter Gold from the normal hill, Team-Gold and Bronze on the large hill. Third-decathlon-champion of Europe Arthur Abele (1021).

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a Long time had remained in Hawaii as the first Ironman in under eight hours and had a Swim for the second Time there was about 3.86 km, the triumphant Run to 180.2 km on the bike and the final 42.2 km. Long after, Jan Frodeno of 2015, the second triathlete, the "sportsman of the year" is, in the previous year, he had become at the Gala, nor the Second. (dpa)

Patrick Long was at the Ironman in Hawaii, a new record.Photo: Thierry Deketelaere/ZUMA Wire/dpa
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