Vettel wins European media award

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Vettel_treble1 Reuters Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel of Germany.

Berlin – Journalists from 26 news agencies have chosen three-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel as the European Sportsperson of the Year.

The Red Bull driver heads the poll released on Wednesday with 137 points – seven more than Bradley Wiggins, who earlier this year became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

Third place with 126 points went to two-time Olympic champion Mohamed Farah, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 metre titles at the London Olympics.

The 55th poll was organised by the Polish newsagency PAP. – Sapa-dpa

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