2013 Sportsman of the Year


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Flag: Kenya Kenya (KEN)


Simon Cherono from Kenya turned in an impressive series of performances at the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia winning individual medals in the following events:
• 1500m (Gold)
• 5000m (Gold)
• 10000m (Gold)

In addition to winning the gold medals, Simon set new records in the following events:
• 5000m (14:02.90 – World and Deaflympic Record)
• 10000m (29:16.00 – Deaflympic Record)

Simon Cherono was clearly the men"s athletics star in a very high quality Deaflympics athletics competition which saw 16 World Records, 19 World Junior Records and 37 Deaflympic Records – the most that ever been achieved in a single Deaflympics.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

OBOTIN VitaliiFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Swimming
CHOI ChanghoonFlag: Korea Korea (KOR)Shooting
STEINER PhilippFlag: Switzerland Switzerland (SUI)Alpine Skiing
AN SeongjoFlag: Korea Korea (KOR)Bowling
ERMILOV SergeyFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Cross Country Skiing
DINGES ViktorFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Orienteering
KAZANTSEV VyacheslavFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Ice Hockey
MCLEOD JackFlag: Australia Australia (AUS)Golf
NOSENKO MykolaFlag: Ukraine Ukraine (UKR)Athletics

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year