Piotr Sierzputowski’s stepson stormed world leaders by storm. In October last year, the Warsaw athlete won the Grand Slam Roland Garros in exceptional style, and last Sunday she was unmatched during the tournament in Adelaide. A victory at Antipodes allowed the 19-year-old to advance to the top fifteen in the WTA Ranking for the first time in her career.
The young competitor’s excellent results echoed widely. Nor did they escape the attention of journalists around the world who submitted their nominations for the Laureus Prize. Vetiek was among the six nominees in the “Inspiration of the Year” category. Aside from Poland, five men will also compete for this award – Patrick Mahomes (USA, American football), Tadj Pogacar (Slovenia, cycling), Dominic Thiem (Austria, tennis), Ansu Fati (Spain, football). And Joan Mir (Spain) and motorcycles)).
I am grateful for the nomination for this award and for the fact that I could be among these well-known athletes. Thanks for all the votes. The referendum slogan says sport can change the world. If my work influences that change in any way, I am much happier – said the highest-rated tennis player from Vistula River.
It should be noted that Robert Lewandowski also has a chance to win the poll. The Polish national football team captain has been nominated in the “Athlete of the Year” category. In addition to the Bayern Munich striker, this group also included Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain, Formula 1), Rafael Nadal (Spain, tennis), LeBron James (USA, basketball), Joshua Chiptiji (Uganda, Athletics) and Armand Duplantes ( Sweden) and athletics)).