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Schlierenzauer voted the Nordic King

Fri, May  1, 2009 - By FIS

The media representatives belonging to the Nordic Ski Commission of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) have again selected the "King of Nordic Skiing" and the "Biathlete of the Year". With a great majority, Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer was voted as the "Nordic King" while Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) received the respective biathlon honor.

The season's record ski jumper Schlierenzauer received a total of 405 votes from the specialist sports journalists and finished clearly ahead the first-ever Swiss World Cup and Tour de Ski winner Dario Cologna who received 244 votes.

Three-time world champion Petter Northug (NOR) took 3rd with 218 votes, just ahead of the best female skier Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland who received 212 votes and finished 4th.