Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes nominated for Laureus World Sports Award

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes nominated for Laureus World Sports Award

French soccer talent Kylian Mbappe and Croatian star Luka Modric are nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, and Federation Internationale de Football Association world champions France are in contention for Laureus World Team of the Year.

After winning their fifth straight Formula One Constructors World Championship, Mercedes AMG Team pick up their third nomination in a row for the Laureus World Team of the Year.

Also on the shortlist are France's World Cup winners, National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors and Formula One Constructors' Championship winners Mercedes AMG Petronas.

She has been nominated alongside Tiger Woods and four Winter Olympic athletes. After being on a hiatus due to an injury, the Haryana wrestler made an inspirational comeback and bagged a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian Games in 2018.

The Laureus Awards Ceremony showcases the work of Laureus Sport for Good which uses sports to address numerous social challenges facing young people today. Swimmers were not nominated for any awards in 2015, either.

The German squad will be up against a scintillating array of competitors however that will include FIFA World Cup-winning French Men's Football Team, the Real Madrid Football Team, NBA champions Golden State Warriors, the European Ryder Cup squad and Norway's Winter Olympic Team.

Surfing and snowboarding superstars lead the nominations for the Laureus Action Sportsperson of the Year Award.

Hamilton and Mercedes have had their 2018 achievements acknowledged by being nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards.

The candidates for the Laureus Awards 2019 have been announced, and on the 8th February the winners will be announced in Monaco.



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