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Laureus world sports awards 2017 winners
All that glitters Isn’t GOLD unless you are MICHAEL PHELPS or USAIN BOLT because when they perform, it’s a spectacle to behold.
Some people when they are on song in whatever field they perform, it’s like all the two legged creatures are in awe as if they are a superior Human race from a different Planet to whom all bow.
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
USAIN BOLT (Gold medals in 100m,200m, and 4×100m relay)
Mo Farah (5000 and 10000 meters Olympic)
Stephen Curry (Basketball)
Lebron James (Basketball)
“Bolt” one and only who can give lighting a run for its money, won his 4th Laureus award thus joining the elite group of same count winners
Roger Federer, Serena Williams (Tennis)
Kelly Slater ( American professional surfer)
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Simone Biles – Gymnastics pint-sized pocket dynamite who turns gravity on its head (Golds in All round, Team, Vault and Floor exercise)
Angelina Kerber (Tennis)
Elanie Thompson (Jamaican sprinter)
Laura Kenny ( British cyclist)
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award truly showcases no matter what a champion does if he has got the will and urge to succeed AGAIN, then he will definitely achieve as ‘Class is Permanent ‘
Michael Phelps( Fastest human in water returned and conquered 5 golds and 1 silver in Rio Olympics) other Nominations
Ruth Beitia ( High jumper from Spain)
Juan Martin del Potro (Tennis player Argentina)
Nick Skelton (Show jumper from Britain)
Fabienne St Louis ( tri athlete from Mauritius)
Aksel Lund Svindal (skier from Norway)
SPIRIT OF Sports AWARD
When you win something which no one in the world even dreamed would but you prove all wrong let alone the 5000:1 odds, truly remarkable and deserving of this award.
Leicester City Did the unthinkable under Manager Claudio Ranieri by winning Barcley’s Premier league.
SPORTSPERSON THE YEAR WITH A DISABILITY
Beatrice Vio – A true inspiration to one and all how to rise after a great fall.
ACTION SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Rachel Atherton – You have to see the sport to believe epitomizes chills thrills and spills than any can be
BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
Nico Rosberg – Drivers Title winner and A breath of fresh air and oxygen to dwindling fortunes of F1 many says.
Wayde van Niekerk
EPL champion Leicester city
Iceland football team
Fiji rugby 7s team
TEAM OF THE YEAR
Baseball Team of CHICAGO BULLS
Merc F1 team
Portugal football team (Euro winners)
Brazil Olympic Football team (Men)
Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA champions)
SPORT FOR GOOD AWARD
Refugee Olympic Team
The IOA should be congratulated for doing a commendable job and service in helping athletes of war-torn nations who have nowhere to go for life’s resurrection and such recognitions mean so much more.
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