Gymnast Sanne Wevers declared Sportswoman of the Year

Gymnast Sanne Wevers declared Sportswoman of the Year

Gymnast Sanne Wevers’s Wednesday night at the NOC*NSF sports Gala in the Amsterdam RAI voted Sportswoman of the Year.

Weavers (25) wrote at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro history as the first Dutch gymnast ever individual gold to tackle. She was in the balkfinale surprisingly the best with a score of 15,466.

In the election she showed zeilster Marit Bouwmeester, wegwielrenster Anna van der Breggen, baanwielrenster Elis Ligtlee, openwaterzwemster Sharon van Rouwendaal and athlete Dafne Schippers.

Later Wednesday night, the Sportsman of the Year announced. Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen, sailor Dorian van Rijsselberghe, openwaterzwemmer Ferry Weertman, cyclist Tom Dumoulin and skater Sven Kramer a chance to win the prize.

Head and Paulis

Earlier in the evening were rowers, Maaike Head and Ilse Paulis voted Team of the Year. Turncoach Vincent Weaver was voted Coach of the Year.

Head and Paulis, who on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the gold caught in the light’s double scull, were in Amsterdam the preferred beachvolleyballers Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen and the vrouwenhandbalteam.

Weavers is the father and coach of Sportswoman of the Year Sanne Wevers. The Dutch gymnasts were in Brazil seventh in the teamfinale. He loved Giovanni Guidetti (volleyball) and Marcel Wouda (openwaterzwemmen).

Swimmer Liesette Bruinsma was from fourteen nominees voted Paralympic athlete of the Year. The corresponding Jaap Eden Trophy was awarded by vice-premier Lodewijk Asscher.


A jury of experts under the leadership of president Jeroen Bijl (manager of sport NOC*NSF) were the nominations for the Gala determined.

The jury also consisted of age-swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband, former rolstoeltennister Esther Vergeer, former schaatsster Marianne Timmer, former technical director of NOC*NSF, the Charles van Commenée, football coach Guus Hiddink and journalists Hans Klippus and Ewoud van Winsen.

See also:
Dumoulin looks Of Rijsselberghe or Weertman as the Sportsman of the Year

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