Dutch sprinting star Dafne Schippers and Italian high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi have been voted European Athletes of the Month for February.
Voting for European Athlete of the Month took place through our European Athletics Twitter and Facebook pages over the past week. Athletes with the most combined Twitter 'retweets' and Facebook 'likes' were crowned the winners.
With more than 1,200 combined likes and retweets, Schippers was the winner on the women's side. She went unbeaten in eight 60m races last month including a world-leading 7.00 in Berlin on 13 February.
With over 1200 likes + retweets Dafne Schippers is Your Women's Athlete of the Month for Feb #athleteofthemonth pic.twitter.com/8g7pGduk7O— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) March 7, 2016
Tamberi won his first European Athlete of the Month award with well over 2,000 Facebook likes and retweets on Twitter. He Jumped a world-leading and national record 2.38m to win in Hustopece on 13 February, completing a great run of form this indoor season.
With over 2000 likes + RTs Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi wins first Athlete of the Month title! #athleteofthemonth pic.twitter.com/nQNlMR06lm— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) March 7, 2016
Tamberi in 2016:— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) March 6, 2016
1 Banska Bystrica, 2.35m
1 Trinec, 2.33m
1 Hustopece 2.38m
1 Ancona 2.36m
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