The personal review of the year: our sport stars 2020

s Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are good at kicking football, on and off the pitch. “We kick Corona”, that’s how the national players of FC Bayern called their fundraising campaign in March – and of course they didn’t kick the virus away. But, to stay in the picture: a few problems shot aside. Also because Kimmich and Goretzka made a starting amount of one million euros. The money goes to social institutions. In the meantime, more than five million euros have been raised, with more than 4000 donors contributing. The Haus Lindenhof Foundation from Schwabisch Gmund, which operates homes in which people with dementia are cared for, is one of the youngest profiteers. Two Hollywood swings could be purchased, they have been shown to have positive effects on the sick. We only say one thing in the direction of Messrs. Kimmich and Goretzka: Chapeau – and keep it up! Photo: dpa / Marius Becker

Every year the German athletes of the year are chosen. Our editorial team also looked back on the sporting year 2020 and found athletes who shaped this year in a special way – as you can find out in our picture gallery.

Stuttgart – It doesn’t always have to be records that put athletes in the spotlight. The sport also has something extraordinary to offer besides medals and victories. Seven editors present their sport stars of 2020 in our picture gallery, who have shaped this year in a special way. Dirk Preiss likes athletes who also achieve great things outside of their competitions, like wrestler Mark Buhler. Marco Seliger likes to criticize the aloofness of some football stars. He can only praise Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka. Tim Wohlbold sacrifices his sleep for US sport, dreams of the next German MVP in Dallas – and finds the courage of German basketball player Satou Sabally strong. Jurgen Kemmner is convinced that he too has a little gasoline in his blood – and suffered with Romain Grosjean, who survived one of the most spectacular motorsport accidents. Gregor Preiss likes to play tennis doubles himself – and recalls two German successes. Jurgen Frey has experienced almost everything with the Stuttgarters Kickers – now also a deliberate own goal in the spirit of fair play. Carlos Ubina likes to go to the golf course – and is still amazed at the magic of the professional Jon Rahm.

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