Who is your athlete of the year? Mon, December 22, 2008
The end of 2008 is upon us, and there are numerous names to put in the hat for the male and female athletes of the year.
Topping the list are U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, Cleveland Cavaliers' Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols, golfers Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods and Lorena Ochoa and tennis players Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova just to name a few.
What about Canadian athletes? Wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc, equestrian Eric Lamaze, wrestler Carol Huynh, figure skater Jeffrey Buttle, baseball's Justin Morneau, hockey's Jarome Iginla and Sidney Crosby, tennis star Daniel Nestor, mixed martial arts' Georges St. Pierre and triathlete Simon Whitfield all top the list of candidates.
Who is your athlete of the year? Have your say in our forum.