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Schumacher voted top German sportsman

Updated: November 19, 2004, 10:02 PM ET
Reuters

BERLIN -- German television viewers voted seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher the country's sportsman of the 20th century on Friday.

Eight-time Olympic canoe gold medallist Birgit Fischer was second and tennis champion Steffi Graf third in the poll, carried out some four years after most of the rest of the world decided their favorites.

Schumacher, 35, has won the world championship seven times while Fischer, 42, won her eight gold medals for both East German and ...

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