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Laureus World Sports Awards on February 14
Sports Reporter | Thursday, 12 January 2017 AT 10:18 AM IST
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Pune: Various Olympic and Paralympic stars from Rio de Janeiro have been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards, following a ballot by the world’s media.

Football is represented with Cristiano Ronaldo being involved in three nominations; both individually and through his teams Portugal and Real Madrid.

The contest for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award will be one of the most competitive ever. The nominees include Rio de Janeiro heroes Usain Bolt, already a three-time Laureus winner, 5k and 10k Olympic champion Mo Farah and tennis gold medal winner Andy Murray. Also shortlisted with Ronaldo are basketball duo Stephen Curry and LeBron James.

Olympians fill all six nomination places for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award, including Americans Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky and Allyson Felix, German world tennis No.1 Angelique Kerber, Jamaican sprint star Elaine Thompson and British cyclist Laura Kenny.

Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian ever, heads the nominees in the Laureus World Comeback of the Year category, after winning another five golds and a silver medal in Rio.

Others selected by the media are Spain’s high jumper Ruth Beitia, Argentina’s Davis Cup winner Juan Martin del Potro, British show jumper Nick Skelton, Mauritius triathlete Fabienne St Louis and Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal.

Mercedes AMG Petronas are nominated for the Laureus World Team of the Year Award, along with three football teams; Portugal, Real Madrid and Brazil. The winners, as voted by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be revealed on February 14.


 
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