2018 Sportswoman of the Year

Katrin NEUDOLT

Photo: Katrin NEUDOLT

Flag: Austria Austria (AUT)

Badminton

Katrin Neudolt won gold medal at the European Deaf Badminton Championships - Women Singles. First deaf Athlete recognized as a professional athlete by Austrian Government. Employed at the Austrian “Heeressportverband” (department of the Austrian Armed Forces) in which the professional athletes get pay for practice, are insured and are exempted from "work” for international tournaments. Austrian Badminton State Championships (non-disabled) 2nd place after come back because of a surgery. Katrin Neudolt is a role model for many young Austrian athletes. She is doing very much for the Deaf community and sensitize hearing people.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

AthleteCountrySport
REZHYLO Mariya flag: Ukraine UKRSwimming
SHAHBAZI Noseybeh flag: Iran IRITaekwondo
PERRY Cassidy flag: United States USABasketball
TERENTEVA Viktoriia flag: Russian Federation RUSSwimming