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Roger takes 2nd place

05.01.2005 | Off Court

The largest French sports-newspaper «L'Equipe» has chosen the Sportsman of the Year 2004. Roger came second after 30-year old Hicham El Guerrouj, an outstanding track-and-field athlete. Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj won gold at the Olympic Games in Athens over 1500m and 5000m. He won this contest by just 8 points before Roger (569). 182 journalists and correspondents participated in the election. The ranking: 1. Hicham El Guerrouj (Mar/Leichtathletik) 577. 2. Roger Federer (Sz/Tennis) 569. 3. Michael Phelps (USA/Schwimmen) 418. 4. Valentino Rossi (It/Motorrad) 357. 5. Lance Armstrong (USA/Rad) 216. 6. Michael Schumacher (De/Automobil) 189. 7. Kenenisa Bekele (Äth/Leichtathletik) 96. 8. Hermann Maier (Ö/Ski alpin) 87. 9. Manu Ginobili (Arg/Basketball) 84. 10. Vijay Singh (Fidschi/Golf) 41.

 
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