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Verstappen and Builder go for the first time at Gala

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Verstappen and Builder go for the first time at Gala

Max Verstappen and Marit Bouwmeester can Wednesday night at a Gala for a first worry. The Formula 1 driver and the zeilster the first athlete out of their sport, are located, respectively, Sportsman and Sporvrouw of the Year.

Verstappen is just as windsurfer Dorian van Rijsselberghe, openwaterzwemmer Ferry Weertman, cyclist Tom Dumoulin and skater Sven Kramer nominated for the title of Sportsman of the Year.

The price in 1959 for the first time it was issued, was already seventeen times to a langebaanschaatser, sixteen times to a cyclist, five times to be a swimmer and one time to be a windsurfer (Stephan van den Berg in 1984).

Racing can the fourteenth branch of sport with a Sportsman of the Year. Last year was Sjinkie Knegt of the first shorttracker that the title won.

Kramer, who like Verstappen is not present will be at the sport Gala in the RAI in Amsterdam, is the only one of the five nominees that the price once already won. The 30-year-old Frieze in 2007, was voted Sportsman of the Year.

The nominees for Sportsman of the Year

Ferry Weertman is one of the five nominees for the title of Sportsman of the Year. The swimmer won the Olympics gold in the 10 km open water.
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Windsurfer Dorian van Rijsselberghe is also nominated because of his olympic title.
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Cyclist Tom Dumoulin, winner of two tour de france stages, is also nominated.
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Speed-skater Sven Kramer, in 2016, good for three world CHAMPIONSHIP titles and one european CHAMPIONSHIP title, is the fourth nominee.
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The fifth nominee is Max Verstappen. The driver wrote in may history in may at the GP of Spain as the first Dutchman to a Formula 1-race to win.
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Sportswoman

In the women, there are six contenders for the title of Sportswoman of the Year: master Builder, wegwielrenster Anna van der Breggen, baanwielrenster Elis Ligtlee, openwaterzwemster Sharon van Rouwendaal and gymnast Sanne Wevers earned automatic nomination because she is olympic champion.

Also athlete Dafne Schippers, who last year was named Sportswoman of the Year, is nominated.

The nominees for Sportswoman of the Year

Anna van der Breggen won in Rio the title in the road race.
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Sharon van Rouwendaal took the olympic title in the open water.
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Marit Bouwmeester picked up in Rio for gold in the Laser Radial.
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Elis Ligtlee grip in Rio the title in the keirin.
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Sanne Wevers handle as the first Dutch gymnast a gold medal at the Games. She was the best at the bar.
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Dafne Schippers is the only nominee without an olympic gold. The athlete was second in the 200 meters.
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In a victory of Builder is sailing the thirteenth branch of sport in an Sportswoman of the Year. Cycling is ‘record’ with fourteen victories. Twelve times was the title to a swimmer and Weavers can after Ans van Gerwen in 1972 and Verona van de Leur in 2002, the third gymnast that wins the prize.

The Show starts at 20.30 hours in the Amsterdam RAI. During the gala will also be prizes for the team, the coach, the paralympic athlete and the talent of the year award.

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Verstappen is one of five nominees for the Sportsman of the Year

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