Opinion Poll

Personality of 2005: Sportsman

Kaloyan Mahlyanov - Kotooshu

(The first European to be promoted to sumo's second-highest rank of Ozeki, reaching the level faster than anyone in the history of Japan's 1,500-year-old national sport.):

 70 votes.
Plamen Konstantinov

(Captain of Bulgaria’s volleyball team, who led them to the world championship that’s to be held in 2006.):

 50 votes.
Sesil Karatancheva

(Defeating Venus Williams when you're aged 15 doesn’t happen very often. But it happened to Sesil this year. Now the 35-seeded racket is officially the top tennis pro of Bulgaria.):

 63 votes.
Valeri Bojinov

(The teenage prodigy became Bulgaria’s most expensive football player ever with his EUR 13 M transfer to Fiorentina in February. His tremendous talent has been showing off in Serie A, making Bojinov one of the highest-regarded young strikers in the world.):

 75 votes.
Vesselin Topalov

(The new World Chess Champion 2005, with his unsurpassable score of 9.5 points out of 13 games. The title brought USD 300,000 with it.He became the new World champion with a round to spare, ended his participation in the championship at San Luis unbeaten.):

 193 votes.

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