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Manaudou And Magnini Top Europeans

Nov 30, 2007  - Craig Lord

Laure Manaudou (FRA) and Filippo Magnin (ITA)i, both world champions in March this year, have been voted Europes's top female and male swimmers of 2007 in a poll organised by the European Swimming Federation (LEN) - one vote per nation - its LEN Magazine editors and aquatic sports journalists.

LEN AWARD 2007 Winners:

Best female swimmer: Laure Manaudou (FRA)
Along with Libby Lenton (AUS, six golds), the leading female athlete at Melbourne 2007, with four individual medals, including wins over 200m (world record) and 400m freestyle, silver over 100m backstroke (European record) and 800m freestyle and a bronze in the 4x100m free relay

Best male swimmer: Filippo Magnini, Italy
Melbourne 2007, 100m freestyle, joint gold with Brent Hayden, Canada.

Best male diver: Gleb Galperin, Russia

Best female diver: Yulia Pakhalina, Russia

Best synchro’swimmer: Gemma Mengual, Spain

Best male water polo player: Miho Boskovic, Croatia

Best female water polo player: Blanca Gil Sorli, Spain

Best male open water swimmer: Thomas Lurz, Germany

Best female open water swimmer: Larisa Ilchenko, Russia