8/24/10

Yanit voted European Female Athlete of the Month for July - European Athletics (EAA)

European Athletics is pleased to announce that Turkish hurdler Nevin Yanit have been voted as the European Female Athlete of the Month for July.
The 24-year-old Yanit went into the history books as Turkey’s first sprint hurdles champion after clocking a national record 12.63 in Barcelona.
It was a great turnaround in fortunes for an athlete who had failed to even finish in her heat in Göteborg four years ago.
The European Athlete of the Month initiative was launched in January 2007 and is designed to recognise outstanding performers at all levels of the sport in Europe. European Athletics names a male and female winner each month and features the athlete on the European Athletics website. Selections are based on votes by the public, media and a panel of European Athletics experts – each counting for 33.3% of the final vote. No athlete who has previously served a two-year doping ban can be nominated for or win the European Athlete of the Month award.

2010 previous winners:
MonthMale
CountryFemaleCountry
JuneTeddy TamghoFRAAnita WlodarczykPOL
MayAndreas ThorkildsenNORJessica EnnisGBR
AprilGerd KanterESTLiliya ShobukhovaRUS
MarchTeddy Tamgho
FRAJessica EnnisGBR
FebruaryDavid GillickIRLElvan AbeylegesseTUR
JanuaryIvan Ukhov
RUSJessica Ennis
GBR
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Nevin Yanit of Turkey competes in the Womens 100m Hurdles Heats during day four of the 20th European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on July 30, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.

Source: European Athletics (EAA) - News
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