Sporting moments By Christoph Balsiger ... Print comment You win some: Roger Federer celebrates his sixth Wimbledon title after a 77-game epic against Andy Roddick. (AP/Alastair Grant) You lose some: Federer chokes back the tears after losing a five-set thriller to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. (Epa/Oliver Weiken) Super-combined world champion Daniel Albrecht lost control during training in Kitzbühel and flew through the air for 50 metres. He suffered life-threatening injuries, but left hospital three months later and vowed to return to the sport within two years. (Keystone/Epa/Robert Jaeger) Lara Gut took home two silvers at the 2009 World Championships in Val d’Isère aged only 17 but damaged her hip during training in September and is now looking doubtful for February’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here she sends a message to injured colleague Daniel Albrecht. (Keystone/Jean-Chrisotphe Bott) 21-year-old Ariella Kaeslin won gold in the vault at the 2009 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Switzerland’s first gold for a Swiss female gymnast – 24 hours after coming third in the overall competition, the first time a Swiss woman had appeared on the podium. (Keystone/Dominic Favre) Simon Ammann came second in the Four Hills Tournament and picked up bronze at the Nordic World Ski Championships. (AP Matthias Schrader) Cross-country skier Dario Cologna became the first Swiss to win the overall World Cup. (Keystone/AP/Alessandro Trovati) The Zurich Lions thrashed Russia's Metallurg Magnitogorsk for the European ice hockey club crown. (Keystone/Patrick B. Kraemer) Carlo Janka became only the second skier ever to win three consecutive alpine men’s World Cup ski races in three days in different disciplines. French ski legend Jean-Claude Killy achieved the feat in 1967. (Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott) Andrea Wolfer gets it all wrong during the Track Cycling World Championships in Poland. (EPA/Leszek Szymanski) Christian Stucki defeats Konrad Krummenacher to become king of the swingers. (Keystone/Peter Klaunzer) Mountain biker Katrin Leumann during the world championships in the Netherlands. (Keystone/Epa/Marco de Swart) Fabien Cancellara placed first in stage one of the 2009 Tour de France but couldn't keep it up and fell to 39th place overall. (Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott) Robin Traber is named Swiss champion on the cycling track at Oerlikon. (Keystone/Steffen Schmidt) Bernard Challandes, trainer of FC Zurich, keeps dry during a league match. (Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella) FC Zurich beat Bellinzona to become Swiss champions. (Keystone/Karl Mathis) Swiss national footballer Marco Padalino scored against Greece. Switzerland managed to qualify for the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa, which kicks off in June. (Keystone/Walter Bieri) Switzerland’s Under 17 football team received a heroes’ welcome when they returned from Nigeria as world champions. (EQ Images/Safolabi) FC Gossau found themselves caught up in a European match-rigging scandal. (Keystone/Ennio Leanza) This content was published on December 29, 2009 8:32 AMDec 29, 2009 - 08:32 An athletic look back at 2009.(Picture selection: Christoph Balsiger, swissinfo.ch) Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!