Winners of Paralympic Awards 2007 Announced15.10.2007
Bonn, Germany - Today, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced the winners of the Paralympic Awards 2007, which honour those who contribute directly to the Paralympic Games and the Paralympic Movement.
Best Male Athlete: Brian McKeever (CAN, Cross Country Skiing)
Best Female Athlete: Lauren Woolstencroft (CAN, Alpine Skiing)
Best Team Performance: Canadian Ice Sledge Hockey Team
Best Games Debut: Thomas Pfyl (SUI, Alpine Skiing)
Exemplary Games Official: Dr. Karl Quade (GER)
Broadcast: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (AUS)
Written (Online): BBC Sport Website (GBR)
Photo: Mikael Helsing (ESP)
The Paralympic Scientific Award 2007 recognized one outstanding contributor (academic or scientific) for research in the field of sport for persons with a disability.
Paralympic Scientific Award 2007: Garry Wheeler (GBR)
The winners were selected by three Awards Committees, composed of members of the Paralympic Movement and experts in the relevant areas. All award recipients will be presented with their trophy designed and produced by Italian company, GDE Bertoni, at the IPC Awards Gala, held as part of 2007 IPC General Assembly in Seoul, Korea, on 24 November.
For more information about the Paralympic Awards and the award winners, please visit the IPC website at www.paralympic.org.