Tomas Berdych at a gala in Prague on Tuesday, December 22, 2009
In a tradition that dates back to 1959, Czech sport journalists have voted on the man, woman, and team who impacted the most the world of Czech sports over the past twelve months. The Czech sport awards were presented at a ceremony on Tuesday evening in Prague's Hilton hotel.
Martina Sáblíková is the new queen of Czech sport. She won the 51st prestigious annual poll of journalists as the « Best Czech Athlete » with more than 200 points beating last year's winner Barbara Špotáková, third place went to jockey Josef Vana.
Best Czech Sportsperson of the Year 2009
1st Martina Sáblíková (speedskater) 1645 points
2nd Barbora Špotáková (javelin thrower) 1437
3rd Josef Vana (jockey) 1357
4th Šárka Záhrobská (ski) 1302
5th Lukas Bauer (alpine ski racer) 1211
6th Roman Kreuziger (road bicycle racer) 1209
7th Radek Stepanek (tennis player) 1155
8th Petr Cech (football goalkeeper) 744
9th Tomas Kraus (alpine skiing and free style skiing) 675
10th Tomas Berdych (tennis player) 635
DC team posing during the National Sports Award ceremony
… and also honored the Czech Davis Cup players, the recent finalists in Barcelona against Spain. They won the award in the category « Team »