Gisin named Swiss sportswoman of the year

15 December 2014 11:46
Dominique Gisin - Sochi
Dominique Gisin - Sochi -
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Dominique Gisin was elected Swiss sportswoman of the year for the first time in her career on Sunday night in Zürich.

The 29-year-old was rewarded for her outstanding performance at the Sochi Oympics in February where she tied for first place with Slovenia's Tina Maze and took the downhill gold medal back home.

The native of Engleberg was elected ahead of Selina Gasparin (biathlon), Mujinga Kambundji (athletics) and teammate Lara Gut in fourth place. On the men's side, Roger Federer won the award for the sixth time in his career.

Gisin named Swiss sportswoman of the year

Domique Gisin, who has suffered many setbacks in her career with nine knee injuries in particular, has won three career World Cup races.