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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Indurain, Egerszegi Top

Spain's Miguel Indurain, three times Tour de France winner, and Hungarian swimming superstar Krisztina Egerszegi were named as the world's top sports performers for the second year running by Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport.


Indurain scored 688 points in a poll conducted among Gazzetta journalists. Cuban world and Olympic high jump champion Javier Sotomayor (487 points) was second with Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergei Bubka (469) third.


Egerszegi polled 511 points to beat the 1990 winner, Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey (478) and Gail Devers of the United States (443). This is the first time a woman has won the award two years running. The only man to have done so before Indurain was Carl Lewis.