2021 Laureus Sportsman Of The Year:
Spain’s Rafael Nadal was named the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the year, while fellow tennis player Naomi Osaka won the top women’s honor.
- Japan’s Osaka won her second U.S. Open title last year, while Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles by claiming his 13th French Open crown.
- Nadal picked up his fourth Laureus honour, having previously scooped the Breakthrough, Comeback, and men’s individual awards.
- German soccer champions Bayern Munich, who won last season’s Champions League, was named the Team of the Year.
- Britain’s Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton claimed the inaugural Athlete Advocate of the Year Award for his involvement in the fight against racism.
- Tennis legend Billie Jean King was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Laureus Academy.
The Laureus World Sports Awards is an annual award ceremony honoring individuals and teams from the world of sports along with sporting achievements throughout the year. It was established in 1999 by Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.