- The world’s Number 2 tennis player Naomi Osaka Named the “Sportswomen Of the Year” At Lauras World Sports Awards in 2021.
- Therefore, In 2019 She won the “Breakthrough of the year” Award. She is a Japanese tennis player.
- This is said to be the second Recognition at the lauras World Sports awards.
- In the men’s category, World number two Rafael Nadal of Spain won the 2021 “Laureus Sportsman of the Year” title. This is the second title for Nadal, who also claimed the prestigious award in 2011.
The Complete List of winners is here –
- Sportsman of the Year Award: Rafael Nadal
- Sportswoman of the Year Award: Naomi Osaka
- Team of the Year Award: Bayern Munich
- Breakthrough of the Year Award: Patrick Mahomes
- The comeback of the Year Award: Max Parrot
- Sport for Good Award: KICKFORMORE by KICKFAIR
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Billie Jean King
- Athlete Advocate of the Year Award: Lewis Hamilton
- Sporting Inspiration Award: Mohamed Salah
- Sporting Moment of the Year Award: Chris Nikic
- Osaka won her first two Grand Slam singles titles in back-to-back Grand Slam tournaments and is the first player to achieve this feat since Jennifer Capriati in 2001. She also became the first woman to win successive Grand Slam singles titles since Serena Williams in 2015.
- Although she has said while receiving the reward that “I’ve watched so many of my role models win this award, so it definitely means a lot now to be holding it.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) May 6, 2021
- She Further Added that” I am so happy to receive it. It really means a lot to me. I think it is important to use my voice because for me I feel like I often hold back a lot and worry about what people think of me, but you know if you have a platform it is very important you use it.”
- Men’s world No. 2 Nadal equaled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles by winning a 13th French Open in 2020.
- The 34-year-old Spaniard said: “Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart to the Laureus World Sports.
- “I have had some amazing competitors: the rest of the sportsmen probably deserve the trophy the same as me and I can’t be happier.
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