Max Verstappen and Elaine Thompson-Herah are Named for Laureus Sports Awards 2022

AWARDS AND SPORTS

The 2021 Formula One World champion Max Verstappen has been named the 2022 Laureus World Sports Award Sportsman of the Year. Jamaican Olympic sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah has been named Sportswoman of the Year 2022.

Verstappen gained more votes than Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (tennis), USA’s Caeleb Dressel (swimmer), Kenya’s Eluid Kipchoge (athletics), Poland’s Robert Lewandowski (football), and USA’s Tom Brady (American football).

Elaine Thompson-Herah won the gold medal in 100m, 200m, and  4x100m relay in the Tokyo Olympic Games.

She has got the highest votes in the polls ahead of USA’s Allyson Felix (athletics), Australia’s Ashleigh Barty (tennis), Australia’s Emma McKeon (swimming) and USA’s Katie Ledecky (swimming).

The 2022 Laureus World Sports winners are;

  • World Team of the Year Award: Italy Men’s Football Team.
  • Breakthrough of the Year Award: Emma Raducanu (Tennis).
  • The comeback of the Year Award: Sky Brown (Skateboarding).
  • World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award: Marcel Hug (Wheelchair Athletics).
  • World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award: Bethany Shriever (BMX).
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Brady (American football).
  • Academy Exceptional Achievement Award: Robert Lewandowski.
  • Sporting Icon Award: Valentino Rossi (Motorcycle Racing).
  • Sport for Good Award: Lost Boyz Inc (Baseball).
  • Sport for Good Society Award: Real Madrid Foundation.
  • Athlete Advocate of the Year Award: Gerald Asamoah and the Black Eagles (football).

The Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year is an annual award honoring the achievements of individual men from the world of sports. It was first awarded in 2000 by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The inaugural winner of the award was the American golfer Tiger Woods who finished in 1999.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The 2021 Formula One World champion Max Verstappen has been named the 2022 Laureus Sportsman of the Year. Jamaican Olympic sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah has been named Sportswoman of the Year 2022.
  • Elaine Thompson-Herah won the gold medal in 100m, 200m and  4x100m relay in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
  • The 2022 Laureus World Sports winners are;
    • The World Team of the Year Award: Italy Men’s Football Team.
    • Breakthrough of the Year Award: Emma Raducanu (Tennis).
    • The comeback of the Year Award: Sky Brown (Skateboarding).
    • World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award: Marcel Hug (Wheelchair Athletics).
    • World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award: Bethany Shriever (BMX).
    • Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Brady (American football).
    • Academy Exceptional Achievement Award: Robert Lewandowski.
    • Sporting Icon Award: Valentino Rossi (Motorcycle Racing).
    • Sport for Good Award: Lost Boyz Inc (Baseball).
    • Sport for Good Society Award: Real Madrid Foundation.
    • Athlete Advocate of the Year Award: Gerald Asamoah and the Black Eagles (football).

   Facts to know:

  • The Laureus World Sports Award was first awarded in 2000 by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. 
  • It is an annual award honouring the achievements of individual men from the world of sports.
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