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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Blanka Vlašić Named 2nd Best Female Athlete Of The Year.


The Croatian Presidential elections are tomorrow and I had some things to say about that. I think it's best though to wait until the winner is announced, I have some interesting things to say about the candidates and the accompanying drama that always comes with Presidential elections. So here is just a short mention from news about a month old. Blanka Vlasic winning runner-up to Best Female Athlete of the Year, as voted by the Track and Field News.

 Just a few weeks previous to this she also won 2nd best female European Athlete as voted by the European Athletic Association (EAA). This is all on top of winning Croatian Female Athlete of the Year this year, with compatriot and European sailing champion Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic. In all, she won Croatian Athlete of the Year by 3 different Croatian sporting organizations. Not a bad year, and 2010 looks to be very promising for her, as well many other Croatian athletes. Skier Ivica Kostelic and Hammer thrower Andras Haklits were the Male Croatian Athletes of the Year in the other 2 polls. As of January 15th, Blanka has also been voted "Sportswoman of the Year". The 27th annual poll was conducted by the European Union of Sports Press (U. E. P. S.).

Blanka at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin this past year. 

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