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Laureus World Sports Awards, 2021

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The Laureus World Sports Awards, 2021 was recently held in Seville.

The following are the winners of the Laureus World Sports 2021 Awards:

  • Naomi Osaka (tennis, Japan) won the Sportswoman of the Year
  • Rafael Nadal (tennis, Spain) won the Sportsman of the Year
  • Billie Jean King (tennis, USA) won the Lifetime Achievement
  • FC Bayern (football, Germany) won the Team of the Year
  • Patrick Mahomes (American Football, USA) won the Breakthrough of the Year
  • Max Parrot (Snowboarding, Canada) won the World Comeback of the Year
  • Kickformore by Kickfair (football, German) won the Sport for Good
  • Mo Salah (football, Liverpool & Egypt) won the Sporting Inspiration Award
  • Lewis Hamilton (Formula One, Mercedes & UK) won the Athlete Advocate of the Year

This year the Laureus World sports Award for Action Sports person of the year was not awarded.

About Laureus World Sports Awards:

  • The Laureus World Sports Awards are presented to honour individuals and teams who have achieved in sports throughout the year.
  • It was established in 1999 by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
  • It is supported by Mitsubishi, Mercedes Benz. The first Laureus World Sports Awards was presented in 2000.
  • The winners are presented with a statue of Laureus. It is created by the Cartier.

Cartier:

  • The Cartier is the French Luxury Goods manufacturer.
  • It manufactures watches, jewelry.
  • It was founded in 1847.

Additional Info:

  • In 2020, the awards were presented in eight categories.
  • Roger Federer, a Swiss Tennis player holds the record for the most of the awards. He has won six “Sportsman of the Year” awards and one comeback of the year award.
  • In 2020, Sachin Tendulkar won Laureus World Sports Award for Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020.

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