Ronaldo and Madrid nominated for Laureus awards

Posted Enero 18, 2018

Helmed by 26-year old Olympic gold and silver medallist Peter Burling, the youngest winning helmsman in the history of the America's Cup, New Zealand gained revenge against Team USA, to whom they had suffered a crushing 9-8 defeat in the 2013 America's Cup.

"Honoured to be nominated for the 2017 Laureus Sportsman of the Year award", Ronaldo wrote on Twitter.

The world's most prestigious sporting awards, the Laureus World Sports Awards, have announced their nominees for 2018 and two Aussie women will be heading to Monaco on February 27 after being put up for gongs. The Swiss was also recognized with a nomination for comeback of the year.

Federer missed the second half of 2016, including the Olympic Games, with recurrence of a knee injury, but came back strongly in 2017 to win his fifth Australian Open and eighth Wimbledon title, becoming only the second man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon without dropping a set.

Team New Zealand have been shortlisted in the Laureus World Team of the Year category alongside five of the biggest sports teams in the world: NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, Formula One World Champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas, Super Bowl champions New England Patriots, Champions League winners Real Madrid andtennis' France Davis Cup Team. Nominated alongside Joshua are French football star Kylian Mbappé, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia, Greek basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo and American swimming star Caeleb Dressel.

Nadal and Federer each won two Grand Slams and the two 30-somethings rose to No. 1 and No. 2 in the world respectively. Sports fans around the world voted for The Iowa Hawkeyes and their fans' heart-warming 'Kinnick Wave', six-year-old football fan Bradley Lowery and the special bond he formed with best friend, England striker Jermain Defoe; Kimi Räikkönen and his 6-year-old fan Thomas Danel, Brazilian football team Chapecoense and inspirational 18-year-old motor racing driver Billy Monger.

Tyler Wright (Australia) surfing, John John Florence (US) surfing, Anna Gasser (Austria) snowboarding, Mark McMorris (Canada) snowboarding, Nyjah Huston (US) skateboarding, Armel Le Cleac'h (France) sailing.

David Kelly, Warriors General Counsel and Vice President of Basketball Management and Strategy, will attend the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco representing the Warriors organization.

For more information and to stay updated in the build up to the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards, visit and follow #Laureus18 on social media platforms.