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Meilutyte recognized for sports achievements

Jan 02, 2014
From wire reports, VILNIUS

Winner of the Olympic Games in London, Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte was fourth in the elections of the AIPS Europe Athletes of the year 2013, reports ELTA. Meilutyte collected 36 votes.

The women's award for the Evgen Bergant Trophy was won for the third time by Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva with 56 votes, ahead of Slovenian Tina Maze with 49 votes, followed by Russian swimmer Julia Efimova with 41 votes.

Mo Farah, runner-up in last year's edition, got a total of 58 votes, ahead of Rafael Nadal (tennis) with 49 votes, Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel with 44 votes and France football player Franck Ribery with 42 votes

It was the 31st annual poll conducted by the AIPS - EUROPE as the biggest continental section of AIPS, and was established in 1977 at the AIPS Congress in Milano Marittima. (Since 2003, the annual poll had been named the Frank Taylor Trophy in honor of the former president of both AIPS and UEPS).

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