2002 Sportsman of the Year


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Flag: Sweden Sweden (SWE)


At the hearing qualification round for world championships in shooting in June in Eskilstuna, Lars competed in air pistol against 15 other air pistol shooters. It was a thrill watching how a deaf person stood up against hearing persons in qualification rounds for World Championships. Lars did not make it all the way but he had a good showing with the score of 585+586+582 points in the last seriers. The King of Sweden had invited Mr. Petersson, among 154 other invited guest, for royal dinner on 26 January 2002 at the royal castle, in recognition of his marksmanship skills.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

TOUZARD CedricFlag: South Africa South Africa (RSA)Golf
BRADLEY JamelFlag: United States United States (USA)Basketball
LANGE NickyFlag: Germany Germany (GER)Swimming
PROSSER ScottFlag: Australia Australia (AUS)Swimming
GRIGOREV DmitryFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Swimming
KANTE OuryTenteFlag: Guinea Guinea (GUI)Athletics
TAKAHATA MiyujiFlag: Japan Japan (JPN)Alpine Skiing

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year