The record quantity of the Olympic awards, medals of the World Cups and Europe, a victory on World Cups is 2008 Olympic year which it is safely possible to designate successful for domestic sports.
Taking into account powerful achievements for a commission of experts of National Olympic Committee of Ukraine there was a difficult task a definition of the best athlete of year.
The main characters of year recognized also a rank of the best of the sportswoman and the athlete-2008 Olympic champions of Beijing Olga Harlan and Vasily Lomachenko received. Personal trainers of athletes Artem Skorokhod and Anatoly Lomachenko became the best trainers of year.
We will remind that the Nikolaev sportswoman Olga Harlan received an award as the best sportswoman of August after a triumphal victory in team fencing competitions on sabers in Beijing. 17 - summer Harlan was the leader of a team which presented to Ukraine first long-awaited "gold". On a way to the highest step of the Olympic pedestal our team overcame Russian national teams, the USA and China.
In a final duel, constantly conceding on a course to hostesses of the Olympic Games, our girls efforts, first of all, Olga Harlan could win against competitors with advantage in one prick 45:44. And, 22 pricks in Olga's asset Harlan. It also struck decisive blow, having opened the account to gold awards of Ukraine! And slightly earlier in the summer Harlan together with girlfriends on the national team I won European championship "silver" in Kiev.
Triumphal year and for 20 - the summer boxer from Belgorod - Dniester Vasily Lomachenko turned out. The brilliant victory at the Olympic Games and recognition by the most technical boxer of the Olympic tournament, European championship "gold", and with it and recognition by the best boxer of continental tournament and the best athlete of November according to NOC - such achievements can brag from now on the best athlete of 2008.