tennis player Angelique Kerber and triathlete, Patrick Long athlete of the year 2018. As the best team was at the Gala in the Kurhaus of Baden-Baden is honoured to the German ice hockey national team.
The 30-year-old Kerber was already a 2016 Athlete of the year elected. In this year, she was in front of the UCI track Cycling Olympic champion Kristina Vogel, who is paralyzed after a serious training accident in cross section. Bird was later awarded with the "savings Bank award for role models in Sport". Biathlete Laura Dahlmeier, who had won at the Olympic winter games in South Korea two gold medals, was on the third place.
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. In the case of your choice for the "Sportswoman of the year" was Kerber in the word bird. "You have so much shown strength," said Kerber. "I think today the stage belongs to you."
When the men won the triathlete Long before the double-Olympic champion Eric Frenzel (Nordic combined) and decathlon champion of Europe Arthur Abele. The 32-Year-old had won in October in Hawaii, the Ironman world Championships with a world record of under eight hours. "For me, this is an incredible honor," he said. "This is a far-reaching choice, and in Germany, the highest award you can receive as an athlete. This rounds off the year perfectly."
question mark behind the future of the German ice hockey
With the title "team of the year" finished the German ice hockey national team an exceptionally successful year. In the case of the Olympic winter games managed games in Pyeongchang, the Team of coach Marco Sturm sensational in the finals of the and stand against Russia, close to Olympic Gold.
Currently, the question marks are behind the future of the German ice-hockey, Marco Sturm has been adopted as an assistant coach in the North American hockey League (NHL).
As a Newcomer of the year was awarded to Vincent Geiger, who had won the Kombinierern in Pyoengchang Olympic Gold in the team competition. The title of coach of the year went to UCI track Cycling national coach Detlef Uibel.