2000 Sportswoman of the Year

Cecilia FERM

Photo: Cecilia FERM

Flag: Sweden Sweden (SWE)

Basketball

Cecilia is a member of IK Hepatha Club and a country's most prominent deaf sportswoman as she continues to receive much publicity and attention by playing for a hearing professional team, NERIKES: along with her hearing teammates, she already won the national championship four times. A member of the national teams for the non-deaf and the deaf. In 2000 at Patras, Greece, she led her deaf national team in retaining the European title (Sweden beat Lithuania, 59-47 in the championship game).

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

AthleteCountrySport
MYRVOLL Tone flag: Norway NORCross Country Skiing
KURKOVA Petra flag: Czech Republic CZEAlpine Skiing
HASHIMOTO Kiyomi flag: Japan JPNAthletics
DULA Olga flag: Russian Federation RUSOrienteering
WITHROW Heather (Lightfoot)flag: United States USAAthletics
VERGULT Greet flag: Belgium BELAthletics
LEVI Erika flag: Singapore SINSwimming
CARVAJAL DáVILA Kenia Rosa flag: Cuba CUBAthletics
INTSONE Agita flag: Latvia LATOrienteering