Mariya Savinova, the European athlete of the year
Russian podium for the prize presented by Mondo.
The Russian Mariya Savinova athlete, world champion in the 800 meters, is the winner of the the 2011 European Athlete of the Year an award presented by Mondo. This is the fourth Russian athlete to win it, after Irina Privalova, Yelena Isinbayeva and Svetlana Masterkova. During the past year, Mariya Savinova, 26, has only lost one of ten races in whichshe has participated in, among the outstanding victories was the finals of the World Championships in Athletics in Daegu with her personal best time (1:55.87)> In addition to winning the SPAR European Team Championships in Stockholm and the final of the Diamond League in Zurich. The top three champions of the prize is all the world include Russia's Mariya Abakumov and Anna Chicherova in second and third.