Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Catherine Debrunner win 2023 Laureus Global Sports activities awards


Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce used to be named 2023 Laureus Sportswoman of the Yr and wheelchair athlete Catherine Debrunner of Switzerland gained the 2023 Laureus Global Sportsperson of the Yr with a Incapacity award at a lavish rite in Paris on Monday night. Nominated along athletes from a large number of different sports activities, they’re the one two people competing in athletics or para athletics to win the highest honours.

Fraser-Pryce is a two-time Olympic gold medallist within the 100m and the reigning international champion within the tournament; she could also be an Olympic and international championships medallist within the 200m. Debrunner, who just lately completed 3rd on the London Marathon, received the 2022 Berlin Marathon in her debut on the distance. She could also be a two-time Global Para Athletics Championships medallist.

The Laureus awards are given in 8 classes: Global Sportsman of the Yr, Global Sportswoman of the Yr, Global Workforce of the Yr, Global Leap forward of the Yr, Global Comeback of the Yr, Global Sportsperson of the Yr with a Incapacity, Global Motion Sportsperson of the Yr and Laureus Game for Excellent.

Runners have been additionally nominated in two different classes: Global Leap forward of the Yr (Nigerian sprinter and international 100m hurdles champion and international report holder Tobi Amusan), and Global Comeback of the Yr (Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who received the 5,000m ultimately 12 months’s international championships, and went directly to win the Diamond League name within the 1,500m).

Fraser-Pryce’s teammate, five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herahgained the Laureus Global Sportswoman of the Yr award in 2022. The final time a male runner received Global Sportsman of the Yr used to be 2017, when the award went to Usain Bolt.

In her acceptance speech, Fraser-Pryce made connection with the truth that she has been nominated for this award a number of occasions previously, however that this used to be her first win.

Debrunner beat out athletes of each sexes in para swimming, para ice hockey, wheelchair tennis, para alpine snowboarding and para cross-country snowboarding to take the name. 

The awards are voted on by means of sports activities lovers around the globe. For extra in this 12 months’s awards, click on right here


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