Tennis legend Rafael Nadal won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award 2021 at the virtual awards ceremony conducted from Seville, Spain on May 6, 2021. Naomi Osaka won the prestigious Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award 2021.
All the winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards 2021 were unveiled online from the Spanish city due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Laureus Sports Awards 2021: Full List of Winners
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Rafael Nadal
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Naomi Osaka
Laureus World Team of the Year: Bayern Munich
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Patrick Mahomes
Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Max Parrot
Laureus Sport for Good: KICKFORMORE by KICKFAIR
Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: Billie Jean King
Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year: Lewis Hamilton
Laureus Sporting Inspiration: Mohamed Salah
Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year: Chris Nikic
About Laureus World Sports Awards
The Laureus World Sports Awards are annual awards that honour the most inspirational sporting triumphs of the year.
When was it held for the first time?
•The Laureus World Sports Awards were held for the first time in 2000.
•The awards honour sportsmen and women in six categories-Sportswoman, Sportsman, Team, Breakthrough, Comeback and Action.
•The winners are decided on the basis of the highest number of votes. The Laureus World Sports Academy comprising a unique group of sporting legends votes for the winners in each shortlisted category.
•The Academy can also grant discretionary awards such as the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.
•The Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year award, which honours one inspiring story that encapsulates the power of sport inspire and bring people together, is decided on the basis of a global public vote.
•The Awards Ceremony also recognises one programme for its incredible work done to transform young lives around the world through the Laureus Sport for Good Award.
Source – PIB