Cristiano Ronaldo was chosen as the best European athlete of 2017, for the third time in a row.
Regarding the best Hungarian athlete, Katinka Hosszú finished in the 11th place which lags behind her bronze medal from last year but is still an outstanding result considering the illustrious names on the list.
As usual, the election was transacted by the Polish PAP news agency. The Champions League winner Cristiano Ronaldo received 159 points. He is followed by World Champion Formula-1 driver Lewis Hamilton with 143 points and Roger Federer, 2017 Australian Open and Wimbledon Champion.
The Iron Lady finished in the third place last year with 136 points, which is seemingly a vast difference. However, 2017 was probably a tougher year overall, hence the result.
The top10 European athletes of 2017:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese, football) 159 points
Lewis Hamilton (British, Forma-1) 143 points
Roger Federer (Swiss, tennis) 124 points
Rafael Nadal (Spanish, tennis) 113 points
Sarah Sjöström (Swedish, swimming) 75 points
Marcel Hirscher (Austrian, alpine ski) 68 points
Laura Dahlmeier (German, biathlon) 51 points
Mo Farah (British, athletics) 51 points
Chris Froome (British, road racing cycling) 50 points
Katerina Sztefanidi (Greek, athletics) 41 points
Katinka Hosszú (Hungarian, swimming) 34 points