2006 Sportsman of the Year

Björn KOCH

Photo: Björn KOCH

Flag: Germany Germany (GER)

Swimming

Björn's accomplishment for this year was at the European Deaf Swimming Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece where he won three (3) gold medals in 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, and 200m individual medley. Silver medal in 50m butterfly, and two (2) bronze medals in 200m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

AthleteCountrySport
NOLAN Eoin flag: Ireland IRLSwimming
Water Polo
NOWAK Rafal flag: Poland POLAthletics
DONCHEV Plamen flag: Bulgaria BULWrestling Freestyle
SOUTHERN Patrick flag: United States USAAthletics
FARRELL Lee flag: Great Britain GBRFootball