1999 Sportswoman of the Year


Photo: Petra KURKOVA

Flag: Czech Republic Czech Republic (CZE)

Alpine Skiing

Petra became the crowd favorite at the recent 14th Winter World Games for the Deaf held in Davos, Switzerland. At these Games a history was made, she became first ever individual, male or female, to win four gold medals in a single Winter Games (slalom, giant slalom, downhill and super G). Also at these Games she produced an unusual feat - her gold medal winning times in the slalom and giant slalom events were better than the gold medal winning times of the male counterparts in the same respective events.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

MYRVOLL Tone flag: Norway NORCross Country Skiing
FERM Cecilia flag: Sweden SWEBasketball
BAILEY Cindy-Lu (Fitzpatrick)flag: Australia AUSSwimming
AMTSFELD Karin (Wasserkampf)flag: Germany GERTable Tennis
VERGULT Greet flag: Belgium BELAthletics
ZATSEPINA Elena flag: Russian Federation RUSAthletics
SANDELL Saimi (Pevkur)flag: Estonia ESTAthletics
LENZENWOGER Nicoletta flag: Austria AUTAlpine Skiing
NYAKWENDA Miriam flag: Zimbabwe ZIMNetball