Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia (FSZHR) identified ten of the best athletes the country on the basis of 2008. The absolute winner among athletes is not defined, but all journalists who participated in the survey, included in its list rekordsmenku peace in the Ski sixth Elena Isinbayeva, RIA Novosti.
In alphabetical order of a dozen of the best athletes in Russia FSZHR version is as follows: Andrei Arshavin (football), Anastasia Davydova / Anastasia Ermakova (synchronized swimming), Elena Dementieva (tennis), Larisa Ilchenko (swimming), Yelena Isinbayeva (athletics), Evgeniya Kanaeva (artistic gymnastics), Maxim Opalev (rowing a canoe), Buvaysar Sites (Wrestling), Andrey Silnov (athletics) and Maxim Chudov (biathlon).
Eight athletes (taking into account the duo Davydova / Ermakova), got in ten of the best athletes are Olympic champions Games in Beijing.
The best Russian team in 2008 recognized the Hockey team that wins the world championship in Canada, as the best coach - hockey team coach Vyacheslav Bykov.