Category Archives: Award winners

The Sports History Chronicle World Sportsman of the Year 2016: Martin Fourcade

, My shortlist for the world sportsman of 2016 is: Wayde Van Niekerk (South Africa – Athletics) – winner of the Olympic gold at 400m, which he did by breaking the world record which had stood since 1999. He won … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle World Sports Team of the Year 2016 – The USA Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team

The shortlist of teams is a mixture of successful Olympians and outstanding clubs. As a reminder of my criteria I try to reward success in the calendar year 2016 but in some cases this may overlap with a season that … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of the Year 2016: Katie Ledecky

My shortlist for world sportswoman of the Year is: Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia – Athletics)- the woman who produced the most extraordinary performance of the Olympics when she smashed the world 10,0000m record.  The record had stood since 1993 and had … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle British Sportsman of the Year 2016: Adam Peaty

Looking at the list of previous winners of this award I realised that all four of them won golds at the Olympics in 2016. Safe to say that the latest winner will have won in Rio. My list for consideration … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle British Sports Team of the Year 2016 – Saracens Rugby Union Team

Some of the teams I considered were: Laura Daniels and Jess Sims – world bowls pairs champions. England Triples bowls team – world champions.  For both these teams I have to consider the performance truly exceptional in order for them … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle British Sportswoman of the Year 2016: Rachel Atherton

My annual selection of the outstanding British and World Sportswoman, Sportsman and Team of the Year begins as usual with my choice for the best British Sportswoman of the previous year. Britian had another outstanding Olympics and Paralympics which provides … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportsman of the Year 2015: Novak Djokovic

Some of the best performing sportsmen of 2015 were: Ashton Eaton (USA – Athletics) – world champion at decathlon setting a new world record. Walid Ktila (Tunisia – Para Athletics) – four golds at the world championships Kohei Uchimura (Japan … Continue reading

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