Biathlete Swedish Athlete of Year
Biathlete Helena Jonsson was crowned Swedish Athlete of the year at the annual Swedish Sports Awards Monday night, winning a whopping 67% of the public vote, she was also named Swedish sportswoman of the year.
Unfortunately the evening's big winner wasn't at the gala, she was at home in Östersund, fearful of catching a winter bug at the party just a few weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Another big winner not present at the event was footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, awarded male sportsman of the year. He was at another sports prize ceremony in Italy, where he was given the best player in the Italian league and best foreign player awards despite having joined Spanish Barcelona in July.