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Stoner bags top honours at sports awards

20/02/2008 06:54:41 PM Comments (0)

Australia's Moto GP world champion Casey Stoner has taken top honours in the 28th Australian Sport Awards.

Stoner won the Dawn Fraser Award in recognition of his outstanding international achievements and his contribution to Australian sport.

Stoner, the Young Australian of the Year, is the youngest recipient of the Confederation of Australian Sport's top award.

The Australian Sport Awards recognise achievements across all sports in all areas of the sporting sector.

Male Athlete of the Year Award went to cyclist Cadel Evans, who made Australia's first ever podium finish in the 104 year history of the Tour de France and ended the year as the world's number one cyclist on the UCI Pro Tour.

Female Athlete of the Year was Libby Lenton for winning five gold medals at the 2007 FINA World Swimming Championships.

The Australian Cricket Team was named International Team of the Year after their World Cup victory in the Caribbean and their 5-0 whitewash of England in the Ashes series.

The Geelong AFL team was National Team of the Year after a dominant season culminated in their first flag in 43 years. It was a double victory for the Cats with CEO Brian Cook being named Sports Executive of the Year.

Coach of the Year went to Australia's world champion netball team mentor Norma Plummer.

For the second year in a row wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley was named Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability.

Young Australian Male and Young Australian Female Athlete of the Year were taken out by cyclists, Travis Meyer and Josephine Tomic and the Young Australian Team of the Year went to the Junior Track/Road Cycling World Championship Team.

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