Posted 30. April 2009 by Editor
The Nordic media representatives within the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) have again selected the “King of Nordic Skiing” and the “Biathlete of the Year”. With a great majority, Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer was voted as the “2009 Nordic King” while Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) received the respective biathlon honor. The season’s record jumper Schlierenzauer received a total of 405 votes from the specialist journalists and finished clearly ahead of the World Cup and Tour de Ski winner, Dario Cologna (SUI) with 244 votes. Three-time world champion Petter Northug (NOR) took 3rd with 218 votes, just ahead of the best female skier Justyna Kowalczyk (POL) who received 212 votes and finished 4th.