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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Casey Stoner wins Dawn Fraser Award 2008

Australian MotoGP sensation Casey Stoner was awarded the Dawn Fraser Award in the 28th Australian Sport Awards.

The Dawn Fraser award, the top award handed out by the Confederation of Australian Sport (CAS), was given to Stoner in recognition of his outstanding international achievements and his contribution to Australian sport.

Stoner is the first motorcyclist to gain CAS recognition since Michael Doohan in 1987, and was the FIM Road Racing World Championship 2007 winner.

The award was announced via a special online video presentation in conjunction with media partner SBS Television, and video presentations of the Gold Award winners can be viewed from today on both the Australian Sport Awards website - www.australiansportawards.com.au, and the SBS website - www.sbs.com.au.

Australian Speedway rider Chris Holder was also nominated for an award in the Young Australian Male Athlete of the Year category.

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