Kristin Boese wins Extremsportler of the Year 2008!
Posted 18 March 2009
++ sport2 Extremsportler of the year ++ Kitesurfer Kristin Boese wins++ Wakeboarder Daniel "Fetzy" Fetz clears up ++ Award Ceremony on June 10th 2009 in Cologne ++
Extreme sports: A generic term for a number of sports that can not be called sports in the classical sense. Extremsport is more considered as a Lifestyle. An "Extremsportler" experiences risk as a way to self-realization. Source: Meyers Lexikon (Germany)
Attention people! The die is cast! Our community has chosen!
A lot happened during the last year: triumphs were celebrated, defeats suffered, newcomers conquered the world, comebacks were made - sometimes more, sometimes less successful ...
sport2.de – Germany's leading Extreme sports online Magazine - called the Extreme sports community together to elect their Extreme sports Athletes of the year 2008. And it was not an easy choice as there was one female and one male nominee for each of the 10 categories that sport2 had followed through the year:
Female: SNOWBOARD: Vera Janssen, KITE: Kristin Boese, MTB: Leoni Dickerhoff, BMX: Chantal Aust, WINDSURF: Birgit Höfer, SURF: Sonja "Sonni" Hönscheid, MOTO-X: Maria Franke, SKATE: Kim Wibbelt, WAKE: Laura "Aurie" Brabänder, FREESKI: Caja Schöpf
Male: SNOWBOARD: David Engelhardt, KITE: Mario Rodwald, MTB: Timo Pritzel, BMX: Patrick "Paddy" Gross, WINDSURF: Klaas Voget, SURF: Marlon Lipke, MOTO-X: Busty "Airwastl" Wolter, SKATE: Jürgen Horrwarth, WAKE: Daniel "Fetzy" Fetz, FREESKI: Thaddäus "Thadde" Joas
In the female competiton Kristin Boese cleared the field. The Kite girls secured her first place with 29% of all votes and outpaced the other competitors - as usual. Second place goes to Vera Janssen: the female Snowboarder could gain 14.6% of the votes and leave Skateboarder Kim Wibbelt behind with a close 14.2%.
In the male division the community gave the vote to Wakeboarder Daniel Fetz. He managed to raise 17,5 % of the electorates. Busty Wolter (Motorcross) did not gain quite as many votes but with 14.6% got still enough for second place. Bronze goes to Juergen Horrwarth. The "prehistoric" Skater had 12.4 % of the community behind him.
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Personal note from Kristin: Big, big thanks to everyone out there that supported me in this election. It is a real honor for me to have won this title amongst so many great athletes and I know that without every single one of you it would have been impossible for me to win this vote! Thanks guys!!!