On Wednesday, the Laureus Awards Organization announced the names of nominees for the various categories of so-called “sports Oscars”. Once again, Spanish sports played a leading role with characters such as 20 Grand Slam winner Rafa Nadal, Barcelona player Ansu Fati or Moto GP Joan Mir’s world champion.
The organization left until the end the nominees for the Athlete of the Year award, in which this year’s athletics will be famously attended by attendeesHe is Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Chiptiji, world record holder in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, and Swedish driver Armand Duplantis, who holds the world record for discipline with a record of 6.18. Also in the list of candidates British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, Who made history by winning his seventh world title match against Michael Schumacher; Polish football player Bayern Munich Robert LewandowskiA cornerstone of the team’s historic “hexagram”; American basketball player and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, Who added to his legend in basketball history with the NBA Champion Ring … and Spaniard Rafa Nadal, winner of 20 major tournaments After his victory over Roland Garros in 2020 and he managed to match the historic record of Roger Federer.
There will also be a big fight for him Female Athlete of the Year, which is aspired by Dutch cyclist Anna van der BregenThe current world champion. Italian skater Federica Brignoni; Kenyan athlete Brigid Cosje; Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka Recent US Open champion Australian Open champion; French football player Wendy Renard And an American basketball player Brianna Stewart.
In the Team of the Year category Many of the most famous teams on the world stage were nominated as Liverpool, Premier League champion after nearly 30 years, or Bayern Munich, who achieved a historic “hexagon” With winning the Champions League as a major title. They also highlight the lPresidents of Kansas City Posted by Patrick Mahoms 2020 Super Bowl winners, Argentine rugby team “Los Pumas”After their historic victory over New Zealand; Los Angeles Lakers, NBA champions with Anthony Davis and LeBron James as great captains; And the Mercedes-AMG Petronas, Who won the F1 World Cup for the seventh time, while Lewis Hamilton also managed to equalize seven titles to Michael Schumacher.
In the category Discover the great figures in public appear Who, despite their age, already appeared in the sports world. Among the candidates Barcelona player Ansu Fati, One of the greatest discoveries of the world of football; Quarterback from Kansas City NFL Presidents Patrick Mahomes, Spanish Director Joan Mir, World champion in Moto GP; Slovenian cyclist Tadij Bojacar, Tour de France champion; Polish tennis player Iga Swiatik, Roland Garros hero. And Austrian tennis player Dominic ThiemWinner of the US Open last year.
The great sports comeback has its leading role in the Laureus Awards and in this category it appears Colorado Rockets baseball player Daniel Bard, Japanese badminton player Kento Momota, American football player Alex Morgan, Canadian contestant Max Barrott, American skater Michaela Scheffern and NFL football team player in Washington Alex Smith.
Regarding Sports for Good Awards, For those actions that seek to change the world through sport, they are delivered nominations Kenyan boxers, She advocates for women’s empowerment in the country thanks to boxing, Kickformore project in Germany Encourages integration with football, and Colombianito FoundationThat strives to achieve gender equality.
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LaureusSport February 24, 2021
Male athlete of the year
Joshua Chiptege (Athletics / Uganda)
Armand Duplantes (Athletics / Sweden)
Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1 / UK)
LeBron James (Basketball / USA)
Robert Lewandowski (Football / Poland)
Rafa Nadal (Tennis / Spain)
Anna van der Bregen (cycling / Netherlands)
Federica Brignone (Esquí Alpino / Italy)
Brigid Kosji (Athletics / Kenya)
Naomi Osaka (tennis / Japan)
Wendy Renard (Football / France)
Brianna Stewart (Basketball / USA)
Team of the Year
Bayern Munich (Football / Germany)
Liverpool (Football / England)
Los Angeles Lakers (basketball / USA)
Kansas City Chiefs (American Football / USA)
Mercedes-AMG Petronas (Formula 1 / Germany)
Argentina rugby team
Premium Sport for Good
Boxgirls Kenya (Kenya)
Colombianitos Foundation (Colombia)
Ansu Fati (Football / Spain)
Patrick Mahomes (AMF / USA)
Joan Mir (Mopeds / Spain)
Tadj Pjacar (cycling / Slovenia)
Iga Swiatk (Tenness / Bologna)
Dominic Thiem (Tennis / Austria)
Daniel Bard (Baseball / USA)
Kento Momota (Badminton / Japan)
Alex Morgan (Football / USA)
Max Parrott (Snowboard / Canada)
Michaela Schiffrin (alpine skiing / USA)
Alex Smith (American Football / USA)