1996 Sportsman of the Year

Jan STIENSTRA

Photo: Jan STIENSTRA

Flag: Netherlands Netherlands (NED)

Shooting

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:

AthleteCountrySport
GASKIN, JR. Wendell flag: United States USAAthletics
JAANSON Yuri flag: Estonia ESTRowing
KEALY John flag: Ireland IRLSwimming
BARTON-SMITH Dean (Smith)flag: Australia AUSAthletics
KRIEG Ronald-Oliver flag: Germany GERTennis
YUZHANINOV Viktor flag: Russian Federation RUSCross Country Skiing
BAGGA Rajeev flag: India INDBadminton
PETRAC Samo flag: Slovenia SLOCycling Road
Alpine Skiing