Ólafía Þórunn Sportsperson of the Year 2017 in Iceland
Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir, a golfer from the Reykjavík Golf Club, was named Sportsperson of the Year 2017 in Iceland on December 28 last year (2017).
Ólafía Þórunn is the first Icelandic woman to play on the American based LPGA and succeed there too. She has set all kinds of records, e.g. she is the Icelandic woman who has ranked the highest on the Women´s Rolex World Ranking List.
The election of the Icelandic Association of Sports Reporters, which takes place in Iceland every year in December, took place now for the 62nd time.
Ólafía Þórunn received 422 points out of a total of 540.
The soccer players Aron Einar Gunnarsson and Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson were second and third.
The golfer Valdis Þóra Jónsdóttir from the Leynir Golf Club, in Akranes was ninth in this election. This is only the third time that two golfers are on the top-10 list of the Sportsperson of the Year election.
This is the first time in the 62-year history of the election that a golfer receives honors as Sportsperson of the Year and Ólafía Þórunn is only the sixth woman in the history of this award to receive this honor.
The Icelandic Football Team was voted Team of the Year and Heimir Hallgrímsson, Iceland´s National football coach, got elected Coach of the Year.
Here you can look at the points distribution:
Sportsperson of the Year 2017 in Iceland:
1. Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir, Golf – 422 points
2. Aron Einar Gunnarsson, football player – 379
3. Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson, football player – 344
4. Anita Hinriksdóttir, athlete – 172
5. Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, football player – 125
6. Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, Handball – 94
7. Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, football player – 88
8. Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir, swimming – 76
9. Valdís Þóra Jónsdóttir, Golf – 72
10. Helgi Sveinsson, Disabled Sports 47
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- March. 16. 2018 | 21:00 Victory for Ragnhildur at Pinehurst!!!
- March. 8. 2018 | 21:00 Guðrún Brá in the footsteps of Eddie Pepperell
- February. 26. 2018 | 07:00 LET: Valdís Þóra in 3rd Place at the Ladies Classic Bonville in Australia!!!
- February. 18. 2018 | 18:00 Icelandic names and naming practice
- February. 7. 2018 | 08:00 The Challenge Tours profile of Axel Bóasson
- February. 7. 2018 | 07:00 “Anything is possible in Iceland” – Letter w/hand-drawn map instead of address arrives at its destination
- February. 7. 2018 | 04:00 Valdís Þóra took part in the Oates Vic Open
- February. 7. 2018 | 03:00 About the PGA of Iceland
- February. 6. 2018 | 18:00 Ólafía Þórunn finished T-26 in the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic
- February. 5. 2018 | 10:00 Axel and Ólafía Þórunn elected Golfers of the Year 2017 by the Icelandic Golf Union
- February. 5. 2018 | 05:00 An ace in Iceland – History of the Einherja Club
- February. 4. 2018 | 06:00 „We both got guns Jon Rahm”
- January. 25. 2018 | 15:00 Ólafía Þórunn Sportsperson of the Year 2017 in Iceland
- January. 5. 2018 | 10:00 Introducing: The President of the Icelandic Golf Union – Haukur Örn Birgisson