LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS MONACO 2017

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LAUREUS WORLD SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR 2017 NOMINEES

Awarded to the sportsman who best demonstrates supreme athletic performance and achievement - such as consecutive or multiple world, continental, international or national and major championship titles or the establishment of world records or best performances.

Usain Bolt

(Jamaica) Athletics

(Jamaica) Athletics

Won the 100, 200 and 4x100 metres relay gold medals at the Rio Olympics, repeating his success from London in 2012. He also won the 100 and 200m gold medals in Beijing in 2008. Has now completed the sprint treble at two Olympic Games and three World Championships.

Stephen Curry

(United States) Basketball

(United States) Basketball

The first unanimous winner of the NBA’s regular season Most Valuable Player award, in 2015/16, as Golden State Warriors broke the NBA record for most wins in a season with 73. Was also the first to make more than 400 three-pointers in a season.

Mo Farah

(United Kingdom) Athletics

(United Kingdom) Athletics

Won 5,000 and 10,000 metres in Rio, repeating his success from London 2012. He is only the second athlete after Lasse Viren to achieve this historic ‘double double’. Also won the 5,000 and 10,000 double at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships.

Lebron James

(United States) Basketball

(United States) Basketball

Led Cleveland Cavaliers to victory in the 2015/16 NBA Finals, scoring back-to-back 41 points in games five and six. Voted Most Valuable Player in the Finals, it was an emotional success for James, who had returned to Cleveland from Miami Heat in 2014.

Andy Murray

(United Kingdom) Tennis

(United Kingdom) Tennis

Won second Wimbledon title and second straight Olympic gold medal in Rio in his best year ever. Also reached the finals of the Australian Open and the French Open. Finished the year as world No.1 when he beat Novak Djokovic in the ATP Finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo

(Portugal) Football

(Portugal) Football

Played key role in Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory, where he equalled Michel Platini’s record for most goals scored in the European Championship. Also surpassed Raul to become Real Madrid’s greatest goalscorer, and reached 500 goals for club and country.