2002 Sportswoman of the Year

Olga PRANTSUZOVA

Photo: Olga PRANTSUZOVA

Flag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)

Swimming

In June 2002, Olga clinched a total of the (10) gold medals and established two (2) new Deaf European records in 50m breaststroke and 4x100m medley and one (1) world record in 50m breaststroke at the 8th European Deaf Swimming Championships in Amsterdam. Her events were 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, 200m individual medley, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay, and 4x200m freestyle relay.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

AthleteCountrySport
YET FOY Aleshia flag: Australia AUSSwimming
FERM Cecilia flag: Sweden SWEBasketball
VAN DEN BERG Ilse flag: Netherlands NEDSwimming
LYTVYNENKO Ganna flag: Ukraine UKRSwimming
SUHR Heather flag: United States USAGolf
SACKO Mariama flag: Guinea GUIAthletics
SAKAE Tomomi flag: Japan JPNVolleyball