triathlete Susana Rodríguez, Paralympic and world gold in 2021, has been nominated for the Laureus as the best athlete with a disability.
In this category, it will be nominated with athletes such as the athlete Marcel Hug, the tennis players Shingo Kunieda and Diede De Groot, the cyclist and triathlete Jetze Plat or the cyclist Sarah Storey.
«Yesterday was an intense day full of emotions. As you know, I love sport and that is why I understand what the Laureus Awards mean.
Every year for a long time I look with admiration at so many athletes who have been nominated and awarded and I even find it hard to understand that this year I have the privilege of being on this list.
I call it a privilege because being among the nominees«, commented the Galician.
the best athletes
As for the best athlete, this title will be disputed by the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, the americans Tom Brady (NFL),Caleb Dressel (swimming), the Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge (athletics), the Dutch Max Verstappen (F-1) and the Polish Robert Lewandowski (football).
In the female category, in addition to the Spanish Alexia Putellas, the Jamaican is nominated Elaine Thompson-Herah, Olympic champion of 100, 200 and the 4 × 100 relay, the American Allyson Felix (athletics) and Katie ledecky (swimming), the Australians Emma McKeon, winner of seven medals at Tokyo 202 and Ashleigh Barty, Wimbledon champion and number one in the world.
- Alexia putellas, Best sportsman
- Women's FC Barcelona, Best team.
- Susana Rodríguez, Best Athlete with a disability
- Pedri gonzalez, Best Breakthrough,
- Marc Márquez, Best Comeback
- Alberto Gines, Best Action Sportsman
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