Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award is given annually to honor deaf athletes who produced outstanding results in his/her sport discipline throughout the current year and to recognize their exemplary sport achievements.

Year 1997

1PARKIN Terence flag: South Africa South Africa
2KEALY John flag: Ireland Ireland
3BAGGA Rajeev flag: India India
4STIENSTRA Jan flag: Netherlands Netherlands
5HAMILL Matthew flag: United States United States
6KOSENKO Valeriy flag: Russian Federation Russian Federation
7PONTON Cristian flag: Italy Italy
8RIZVANOVIC Senad flag: Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
9BEDNAREK Miroslaw flag: Germany Germany