22nd edition of Laureus World Sports Awards
2021 Laureus World Sports Awards was virtually announced on 06 May 2021 from Spain. This was the 22nd edition of Laureus World Sports Awards.
Spain’s Tennis player Rafael Nadal was named the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the year while Tennis player Naomi Osaka has been named 2021 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year, at the Laureus World Sports Awards.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Laureus World Sports Academy.
List of all awardees at Laureus World Sports Awards 2021:
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Rafael Nadal, Tennis Player from Spain
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Naomi Osaka, Tennis Player from Japan
Laureus World Team of the Year: Bayern Munich, Football Team, Germany
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Patrick Mahomes, American Football, USA
Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Max Parrot, Snowboarding, Canada
Laureus Sport for Good Award: KICKFORMORE by KICKFAIR, Football, Germany
Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: Billie Jean King, American Tennis Player
Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year: Lewis Hamilton, British Formula One Champion
Laureus Sporting Inspiration: Mohamed Salah, Egyptian Footballer
Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year: Chris Nikic, American Amateur Triathlete
The first Laureus World Sports award ceremony was held in 2000. This is an annual event that honours the greatest and most inspirational sporting triumphs of the year.