Cheptegei & Cheptegei, nominated for the Laureus Aware

(SATSports) – Lewis Hamilton and Liverpool are among the nominees for the 2021 Laureus World Sport Awards.

Briton Hamilton is up for the Sportsman of the Year award, having won a seventh Formula 1 drivers’ crown in 2020.

Liverpool won their first league title since 1990 last year and, along with Champions League winners Bayern Munich, are on the team of the year shortlist. 

Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who recently won the Australian Open, is on the Sportswoman of the Year shortlist.

Hamilton was the joint winner, along with Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi, of the men’s award last year when the continuing global coronavirus pandemic started.

“It’s hard to believe just how much has changed – 2020 was a difficult year for so many people, for many different reasons and of course the world of sport was hugely affected,” said Mercedes driver Hamilton.

“I was fortunate enough to be able to race and I’m so proud of what we, as a team, were able to achieve together.”

This year’s winners will be announced in May as part of a virtual event.

Full list of nominees

Sportsman of the Year

Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) Athletics 

Armand Duplantis (Sweden) Athletics 

Lewis Hamilton (GB) Formula 1 

LeBron James (USA) Basketball 

Robert Lewandowski (Poland) Football 

Rafael Nadal (Spain) Tennis 

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) Cycling 

Federica Brignone (Italy) Skiing 

Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) Athletics 

Naomi Osaka (Japan) Tennis 

Wendie Renard (France) Football 

Breanna Stewart (USA) Basketball 

Team of the Year

Argentina Men’s Rugby Team 

Bayern Munich (Germany) Football 

Kansas City Chiefs (USA) American Football 

Liverpool (GB) Football 

Los Angeles Lakers (USA) Basketball

Mercedes Formula 1 team (Germany) 

Breakthrough of the Year

Ansu Fati (Spain) Football 

Patrick Mahomes (USA) American Football 

Joan Mir (Spain) Motorcycling 

Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia) Cycling 

Iga Swiatek (Poland) Tennis 

Dominic Thiem (Austria) Tennis 

Comeback of the Year Award

Daniel Bard (USA) Baseball 

Kento Momota (Japan) Badminton 

Alex Morgan (USA) Football 

Max Parrot (Canada) Snowboarding 

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) Skiing 

Alex Smith (USA) American Football 

Sport for Good Award

Boxgirls Kenya Boxing 

Fundacion Colombianitos (Colombia) Football & Rugby 

Kickformore (Germany) Football

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