Nominees for the 22nd Laureus World Sports Awards include the world’s best athletes and teams.
Iga Świątek and Robert Lewandowski received nominations from people from the world of sports.
World-class athletes, including former winners Rafael Nadal, Lewis Hamilton, US Open champion Naomi Osaka and basketball superstar LeBron James, are competing for the prestigious little Lorius statue.
The Sports Oscars will be announced in May.
These awards are intended not only to celebrate the highest achievements in sport, but also to honor those whose activities have surpassed the venue of the competition.
“After a challenging year, we are more determined than ever that the Laureus Prize will honor men and women who have made such an effort to return to sport, in many cases in a completely different environment and without an audience,” he said. Sean Fitzpatrick, President of the Laureus World Sports Academy.
Laureus World Sports Awards 2021 – Nominated Athletes:
Previous winners Lewis Hamilton and Raphael Nadal were re-nominated for the Laureus Prize for Best Athlete in the World. In 2020 Hamilton won the seventh Formula 1 World Championship and Nadal won his 20th Grand Slam title, setting the record with Roger Federer.
Candidates are also:
NBA star LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers,
Footballer Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, who won the FIFA Best Player,
Olympic – Joshua Chiptege from Uganda, who broke world records in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters.
Swedish Olympian Armand Duplantis, who set new records in outdoor and indoor pole vaulting.
Laureus World Sports Awards 2021 – Female athletes:
Naomi Osaka, winner of the 2019 Laureus Breakthrough Award, is nominated for the award after her second US Open victory in September.
Dutch Anna van der Bregen, who won the road race and time trial at the World Cycling Championship,
Italian Federica Brignoni – Ski World Cup Winner,
Brigid Kosje from Kenya – London Marathon Winner,
Wendy Renard, captain of Lyon, who won the Women’s Champions League for the fifth year in a row,
Breanna Stewart, who led the Seattle Storm to the WNBA Championship.
Laureus World Sports Awards 2021 – Nominees:
Football – Bayern Munich, Champions League winners and Liverpool, who won their first Premier League title in 30 years
NBA Champion, Los Angeles Lakers,
Formula 1 makers and Mercedes AMG Petronas champions,
Kansas City Chiefs, who won the 2020 Super Bowl,
Argentine rugby team for men.
List of nominees for the Laureus World Sports Awards 2021 (detailed):
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award
- Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) Athletics – He broke world records at 5,000 and 10,000 meters in 2020
- Athletics Armand Duplantis (Sweden) – World record in pole vaulting and obesity vaulting in 2020
- Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) Auto Racing – Won the 7th Formula 1 World Championship
- LeBron James (USA) Basketball – The Los Angeles Lakers’ star won the NBA Championship for the fourth time and was named MVP.
- Robert Lewandowski (Poland) Football – Scored 55 goals as Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League and German League
- Rafael Nadal (Spain) tennis – won the 13th French Open; His twentieth in the Grand Slam in his career and Roger Federer Equation
Laureus World Mathematics Award for the Year
- Anna van der Bregen (Netherlands) Cycling – Won the road race and time trial at the World Cup
- Federica Brignone (Italy) skiing – the first Italian to win a World Cup title; Also combined and G. Slalom
- Brigid Kosji (Kenya) Athletics – Won the adjourned London Marathon by more than three minutes
- NAOMI OSAKA (JAPAN) TENNIS – Won her second US Open in 2020, and her third Grand Slam career at 22
- Wendy Renard (France) Football – captain of Lyon, who won the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the fifth time in a row
- Brianna Stewart (USA) basketball – led the Seattle Storm to the WNBA Championship; Won an MVP award in the finals
Laureus Global Team of the Year Award
- Argentina: Men’s Rugby Team – first-ever victory over three-time black world champions
- Football Bayern Munich (Germany) – Won the Champions League, German League, German Cup
- Kansas City Chiefs (USA) American football – They won the Super Bowl for the first time since 1970
- Liverpool Football Club (UK) – Won their first Premier League title in 30 years under Jurgen Klopp
- Basketball at Los Angeles Lakers (USA) – won 17 NBA Championships inspired by LeBron James
- Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One (Germany) – broke the record for the seventh consecutive constructors ’championship
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award
- Ansu Fati (Spain) Football- At the age of 17 he became the youngest goalscorer for Spain and Barcelona in El Clásico.
- Patrick Mahomes (USA) American Football – At age 24, he led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in 50 years
- Joan Mir (Spain) Motor Cycling – Won his first MotoGP World Championship at the age of 23
- Tadej Bojacar (Slovenia) cycling – at age 21, he became the youngest cyclist to win the Tour de France
- Iga Świątek (Poland) – Tennis – At 19, she won the French Open and became the youngest major tournament winner since 1990
- Dominic Team (Austria) Tennis – Wins first-ever major tournament at the US Open; I reached the final of the Australian Open
Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award
- Daniel Bard (USA) Baseball – Successful return to the top level after a seven-year hiatus
- Kento Momota (Japan) Badminton – World No. 1 Player of the Year is back in competition after surviving a serious car accident
- Alex Morgan (USA) soccer – Tottenham debuts just 184 days after giving birth
- Max Parrott (Canada) Figure Skating – Cured of Cancer & 2 Gold Medals at X Games in 2020
- Michaela Schiffrin (USA) Skateboarding – She came back from a hiatus after her father’s death to start winning again
- Alex Smith (USA) American Football – Returned to Washington after 728 days and 17 surgeries after a leg bruise
Laureus Sports Award for Best
- Boxgirls Kenya Boxing – Supports and empowers vulnerable girls in neglected slum communities in Nairobi
- Fundación Colombianitos (Colombia) Football and Rugby – Bridging the gender gap and promoting education through sport
- KICKFORMORE (Germany) Football – enables young people to make a positive contribution to their community