1996 Sportsman of the Year


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Jan has been a long time and consistent competitor, who amassed many top honors at the last four World Games for the Deaf shooting events. He has also captured numerous titles in major international championships held in Europe. This would include his recent setting of the new world records in his favorite shooting events.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

GASKIN, JR. WendellFlag: United States United States (USA)Athletics
JAANSON YuriFlag: Estonia Estonia (EST)Rowing
KEALY JohnFlag: Ireland Ireland (IRL)Swimming
BARTON-SMITH DeanFlag: Australia Australia (AUS)Athletics
KRIEG Ronald-OliverFlag: Germany Germany (GER)Tennis
YUZHANINOV ViktorFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Cross Country Skiing
BAGGA RajeevFlag: India India (IND)Badminton
PETRAC SamoFlag: Slovenia Slovenia (SLO)Cycling Road

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year