Laureus World Sports Awards


Messi and Alexia, among the candidates for the Laureus

Published:20/02/2023 - 13:55h

Updated:20/02/2023 - 13:55h

The great year of Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas has earned them nominations for the Laureus award for world sport. The multiple winners of the Ballon d'Or will be aspiring for the award along with other outstanding figures of the year

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The beginning of the year 2023 supposes also the start of a season of premiaciones, already known the global balances of several sportsmen during 2022. One of these is the Laureus of the World-wide Sport, that in his next edition will explain again with the presence of Alexia Putellas like representative of the FC Barcelona, whereas the ex Barcelona captain Lionel Messi also will be present by his conquest in Qatar 2022.

These nominations have been product of a vote carried out by skilled media to world-wide level. For the delivery of the awards in his distinct categories, will proceed to a new election, that this time recaerá in the Academy, conformed by 71 historical figures of the world-wide sport. They will be they those who finally will decide what athlete do with the statuettes.

Leo Messi appears in the masculine category of sportsman of the year, especially after embroidering the third star in the T-shirt of the Argentinian selection. But it is not the only footballer in the list neither neither the only that milita at present in Paris Saint-Germain, and is that his mate Kylian Mbappé also aspires to the award after his big participation in the appointment mundialista. Nevertheless, they will not have it easy in front of rivals of weight in other disciplines.

So much the Argentinian like the Frenchman will compete with other figures stood out in theyear , as Rafael Nadal, the one who comes to win two Grand Slams in 2022, adding a total of 22; the Dutch pilot Max Verstappen, the one who won by wide margin the world-wide championship of the Formula 1; the champion of the NBA, Stephen Curry, key in the triumph of the Golden State Warriors, and the garrochista Swedish Mondo Duplantis, with two titles and three world-wide records in the year.

Alexia, nominated for the second time

By his part, the captain of the feminine section of the FC Barcelona and twice winning of the Balloon of Gold will be litigating by a statuette in front of other figures of the sport to world-wide level. In her they appear the athlete jamaiquina Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the American swimmer Katie Ledecky, the Polish tennist Iga Świątek, the American athlete Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and the also North American Mikaela Shiffrin, champion of alpine ski.

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