Athlete of the Year 2016: Timi among the candidates

Athlete of the Year 2016: Timi among the candidates

16/12/2016 – The sports journalists will choose from 10 candidates in each category.


The Hungarian Sports Journalists’ Association on Friday released its list of candidates for the prize named Athlete of the Year. In each category, the media will choose from 10 athletes, coaches and teams from the published list.

Among the women Timi has been included among the candidates! The 23-year player old was again a finalist this year – after 2014 – in Ladies’ Doubles at Wimbledon and, secondly, could participate – now with Yaroslava Shvedova – at the year-end WTA Finals in Women’s Doubles. For the second time, she played in singles and doubles at the Olympics.


In singles Timi six times improved her Career Best, her highest position was 25. She was finalist in Florianopolis, and played at the WTA Elite Trophy as well.


It doubles she was a finalist – with Shvedova – in Miami and Wimbledon, and – with Réka Jani – in Florianopolis.


The M4 Sports – Athlete of the Year Gala will be on January 12 2017, from 19:30 H CET at the National Theatre (Nemzeti Színház).


The candidates:


Woman Athlete Of The Year:
Tímea Babos – tennis – was a finalist at Wimbledon in Ladies’ Doubles, played at the WTA Finals and in singles reached the third round at the US Open, she reached her Career Best in singles (WTA-25)
Renáta Csay – kayak marathon, World Champion in singles and pair, she is the most dedicated athlete in woman’s kayak marathon
Zsófia Fegyverneky – basketball player, star of the women’s team, which qualified for the European Championships
Katinka Hosszú Katinka – swimmer, three time Olympic Champion, silver medalist in Rio, she won seven gold and two silver medal at the Short Course WC, four time European Champion (three individual and one team)
Boglárka Kapás – swimmer, bronze medalist at the Olympics, four time European Champion (three individual and one team)
Danuta Kozák – kayak, three time Olympic Champion and European Champion (individual, double, team)
Anita Márton – athletic/shot putter, bronze medalist at the Olympics, silver medalist at the indoor World Championships at the European Championships
Edit Miklós – alpine skier, third place at downgill at the World Cup in Lake Louise
Gabriella Szabó – kayak, two time Olympic Champion and European Champion (double, team)
Emese Szász – fencing/sabre, Olympic Champion


Man Athlete Of The Year:
Balázs Baji – Athletics
László Cseh – Swimming
Zoltán Gera – Football
Ádám Hanga – Basketball
Géza Imre – Fencing/Epee
Tamás Kenderesi – Swimming
Sándor Liu Shaolin – Short Track Speed Skating
Viktor Lőrincz – Wrestling/Greco-Roman
Norbert Michelisz – Autosport/WTCC
Áron Szilágyi – Fencing/Sabre


Team Of The Year
Dunaújváros – Handball/Women
Men’s Team – Basketball
Epee Men’s Team – Fencing
Győr – Handball/Women
Women’s K-2 (Gabriella Szabó, Danuta Jozák) – Kayak
Women’s K-4 (Szabó, Kozák, Tamara Csipes, Krisztina Fazekas-Zur)
Men’s Team – Football
Women’s Team – Volleyball
Women’s Team – Waterpolo
Veszprém – Handball/Men


Coach Of The Year:
Attila Bíró – Waterpolo/Women
Csing Csang – Short Track Speed Skating (Sándor Liu Shaolin)
Pál Dárdai – Football (Hertha)
András Decsi – Fencing (Áron Szilágyi)
László Eperjesi – Athletics (Anita Márton)
Győző Kulcsár – Fencing (Emese Szász)
Zsolt Plagányi – Swimming (László Cseh)
Béla Somogyi – Kayak (Danuta Kozák)
Bernd Storck  – Football/Men
Shane Tusup – Swimming (Katinka Hosszú)


Football Player Of The Year:
Balázs Dzsudzsák
Zoltán Gera
Péter Gulácsi
Szabolcs Huszti
Tamás Kádár
Gábor Király
László Kleinheisler
Ádám Nagy
Nemanja Nikolics
Ádám Szalai