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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Liverpool, Messi Nadal Ruiz, Rapinoe among Laureus Sports nominations

Liverpool Team, Messi v Nadal Woods, Hamilton, Ruiz, Rapinoe v Biles, among Laureus Sports 2019 nominations.

 Liverpool Team has earned a double nomination at this year's prestigious 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards after their incredible Champions League triumph last season.

 Jurgen Klopp's side names Team of the Year having lifted the Champions League trophy in Madrid, and Comeback of the Year for their memorable victory against Barcelona in the semi-final second leg at Anfield.

Nadal is among those nominated for the sportsman of the year alongside Eliud Kipchoge, Lewis Hamilton, Lionel Messi, Marc Marquez, and Tiger Woods.

 Osaka is among the six nominees along with gymnastics star Simone Biles - sprinter Allyson Felix, footballer Megan Rapinoe and skiier Mikaela Shiffrin for the sportswoman award after winning the Australian Open last January.

 Bianca Andreescu is nominated for the breakthrough of the year after winning her first Grand Slam at 19, Andreescu will face fellow WTA star Coco Gauff, who stunned the tennis world when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon Just at the age of 15, 

AND also Heavyweight boxer Andy Ruiz, who stunned the world by beating Anthony Joshua and winning four world titles, despite Joshua regain the world titles in REMATCH.

 The three-time Grand Slam champions named in the comeback of the year, Andy Murray returned from hip resurfacing surgery to win the doubles title at Queens and then in October beat Stan Wawrinka at the European Open.

2019 Laureus World Sports Awards Finalist Nominations:

When & Where the  Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 Winners will be announced?

2019 Laureus World Sports Awards Winners will be voted for by the 68 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, with the ceremony being held in Berlin on February 17.

2019 Laureus World Sports Awards Finalist Nominations:

Sportsman of the Year

Lewis Hamilton (UK) Motor Racing

Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) Athletics

Marc Márquez (Spain) Motor Cycling

Lionel Messi (Argentina) Football

Rafael Nadal (Spain) Tennis

Tiger Woods (USA) Golf

Sportswoman of the Year

Simone Biles (USA) Gymnastics

Allyson Felix (USA) Athletics

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) Athletics

Naomi Osaka (Japan) Tennis

Megan Rapinoe (USA) Football

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) Skiing

Team of the Year

Liverpool FC (UK) Football

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team (Germany) Motor Racing

South Africa Men's Rugby Team

Spain Men's Basketball Team

Toronto Raptors (Canada) Basketball

United States Women's Football Team

Comeback of the Year

Nathan Adrian (USA) Swimming

Sophia Flörsch (Germany) Motor Racing

Christian Lealiifano (Australia) Rugby

Kawhi Leonard (USA) Basketball

Liverpool FC (UK) Football

Andy Murray (UK) Tennis

World Action Sportsperson of the Year

Italo Ferreira (Brazil) Surfing

Nyjah Huston (USA) Skateboarding

Chloe Kim (USA) Snowboarding

Rayssa Leal (Brazil) Skateboarding

Mark McMorris (Canada) Snowboarding

Carissa Moore (USA) Surfing

Breakthrough of the Year

Bianca Andreescu (Canada) Tennis

Egan Bernal (Colombia) Cycling

Coco Gauff (USA) Tennis

Japan Men's Rugby Team

Andy Ruiz Jr (USA) Boxing

Regan Smith (USA) Swimming

Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability

Omara Durand (Cuba) Athletics

Diede de Groot (Netherlands) Wheelchair Tennis

Oksana Masters (USA) Skiing and Cycling

Jetze Plat (Netherlands) Triathlon and Cycling

Manuela Schar (Switzerland) Wheelchair Athletics

Alice Tai (UK) Swimming

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