Caster Semenya Nominated For 2018 Laureus Sportswoman Of The Year

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Laureus Sports announces its nominees for the 2018 annual Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on 27 February.

An impressive collection of greatest collection of men and women teams in sport has been nominated, following a bollard by the sport media. South African hopes will depend on Caster Semenya, who’s nominated for the sport women of the year.

The 800m star and three times world championess is joined by Wimbledon Garbine Muguruza and all American tennis quartet of Australian Open Champion Serena Williams. 16 time World Athletics championship medalist Allyson felix, and the 19 year old swimming sensation Katie Ledecky and overall World Cup Alpine Ski Racer champion Mikaela Shiffrin.

Roger Federer impressive return to form after a knee injury which saw him wins his fourth Australian Open and eight Wimbledon titles, sees him nominated in both sportsman of the year and world comeback of the year categories. Federer could become the most decorated Laureus award winner at the 2018 ceremony.

Joining Federer in what surely can be hardly contest in sport man of the year category is Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, athletic legend Mohamed farah, four time tour de France winner Chris froome, four time formula one world champion Lewis Hamilton, and French and US Open tennis champion Rafael Nadal.

Laureus World Sport Awards 2017 nominees

World Sportsman of the year

MO FARAH (UK) Athletics

ROGER FEDERER (Switzerland) Tennis

CHRIS FROOME (UK) Cycling

LEWIS HAMILTON (UK) Motor Racing

RAFAEL NADAL (Spain) Tennis

World Sportswoman of the year

ALLYSON FELIX (USA) Athletics

KATIE LEDECKY (USA) Swimming

GARBINE MUGURUZA (Spain) Tennis

CASTER SEMENYA (South Africa) Athletics

MIKAELA SHIFFRIN (USA) Skiing

SERENA WILLIAMS (USA) Tennis

World Team of the year

FRANCE DAVIS CUP TENNIS TEAM (France) Tennis

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (USA) Basketball

MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS F1 TEAM (Germany) Motor Racing

NEW ZEALAND AMERICA’S CUP SAILING TEAM (New Zealand) Sailing

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (USA) American Football

REAL MADRID (Spain) Football

World Breakthrough of the year

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO (Greece) Basketball

CAELEB DRESSEL (USA) Swimming

SERGIO GARCIA (Spain) Golf

ANTHONY JOSHUA (UK) Boxing

KYLIAN MBAPPÉ (France) Football

JELENA OSTAPENKO (Latvia) Tennis

World comeback of the year

ROGER FEDERER (Switzerland) Tennis

JUSTIN GATLIN (USA) Athletics

SALLY PEARSON (Australia) Athletics

VALENTINO ROSSI (Italy) Motor Cycling

CHAPECOENSE (Brazil) Football

World Disability of the yaer

MARCEL HUG (Switzerland) Athletics

YUI KAMIJI (Japan) Wheelchair Tennis

OKSANA MASTERS (USA) Cross-country Skiing

BIBIAN MENTEL-SPEE (Netherlands) Snowboarding

JETZE PLAT (Netherlands) Triathlon and Cycling

MARKUS REHM (Germany) Athletics

World Action of the year

JOHN JOHN FLORENCE (USA) Surfing

ANNA GASSER (Austria) Snowboarding

NYJAH HUSTON (USA) Skateboarding

ARMEL LE CLÉAC’H (France) Sailing

MARK MCMORRIS (Canada) Snowboarding

TYLER WRIGHT (Australia) Surfing

World Best Sporting Moment of the year

BILLY WHIZZ IS BACK (UK)

BRAVE BRADLEY’S FIGHT (UK)

ETERNAL CHAMPIONS (Brazil)

WAVE FOR THE KIDS (USA)

WHEN TEARS TURN INTO SMILES (FRA/FIN)