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Laureus World Sports Awards 2017 in Monaco.

Laureus World Sports Awards 2017.

The premier global sports awards.

The biggest names in sport.

The premier global sports awards took place in the company of royalty as HSH Prince Albert and HSH Princess Charlene joined the biggest names in sport at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. At the Ceremony, Usain Bolt and Simone Biles were named Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, following their outstanding performances in 2016.

Laureus World Sports Awards 2017: Simone Biles was named Laureus Sportswoman of the Year, following her outstanding performances in 2016.
Laureus World Sports Awards 2017: Usain Bolt was named Laureus Sportsman of the Year, following his outstanding performances in 2016.

Usain Bolt joins sporting greats.

They are the little and large of sport – Usain stands 1.95 metres, while Simone measures just 1.45 metres – but they were both giants at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, and enjoyed an ecstatic welcome as they received their Statuettes at the Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony in Monaco. Bolt joins sporting greats Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Kelly Slater as four-time Laureus Award winner.

Usain Bolt joins sporting greats.

They are the little and large of sport – Usain stands 1.95 metres, while Simone measures just 1.45 metres – but they were both giants at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, and enjoyed an ecstatic welcome as they received their Statuettes at the Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony in Monaco. Bolt joins sporting greats Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Kelly Slater as four-time Laureus Award winner.

Laureus World Sports Awards 2017: Usain Bolt was named Laureus Sportsman of the Year, following his outstanding performances in 2016.

Most decorated Olympian of all time.

The Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games produced three more Laureus winners: Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, won Comeback of the Year after he returned to swimming and scooped five more gold medals; Italy’s Beatrice Vio, the only quadruple amputee in international wheelchair fencing, won the Disability Award, and the Olympic Refugee Team, led by Tegla Loroupe, won the Laureus Sport for Good Award for Sporting Inspiration.

Laureus World Sports Awards 2017: Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, won Comeback of the Year after he returned to swimming and scooped five more gold medals.
Laureus World Sports Awards 2017: Germany’s Nico Rosberg at last won his first world title and he was presented with the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award.

Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award.

After finishing second in the Formula One World Championship to his MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team-mate Lewis Hamilton in 2014 and 2015, Germany’s Nico Rosberg at last won his first world title and he was presented with the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award.

 

There were two Awards for British sport: the world’s greatest downhill mountain biker Rachel Atherton won the Action Sportsperson of the Year, while Leicester City won a special Laureus Spirit of Sport Award to mark their remarkable achievement in winning English football’s Premier League as 5,000-1 outsiders.

 

Another historic team performance was Chicago Cubs’ first Major League Baseball World Series victory in 108 years. This feat won them the Laureus Team of the Year Award.

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