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Sir Mo: 'Winning Laureus Sports Award would be amazing'


FOUR OF the biggest names in British sport – Sir Mo Farah, Chris Froome, Lewis Hamilton and Anthony Joshua - have all been nominated by the world’s media for the Laureus World Sports Awards.

Track star Farah, Formula One world champion Hamilton and Tour de France winner Froome are all selected among the six Nominees for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award. They will compete with tennis giants Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for the honour.

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is on the shortlist for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award, a category which also includes French teenage footballer Kylian Mbappé, Masters champion Sergio Garcia, French Open tennis champion Jelena Ostapenko, US swimmer Caeleb Dressel and Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The eventual winners, as voted for by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be revealed in Monaco on February 27.

Sir Mo said: "I’ve been nominated a few times for a Laureus Award, but haven’t quite managed to get this one over the line yet! 2017 was an incredible year for me and I’m overwhelmed with the support and recognition I’ve already received but winning a Laureus Statuette would be amazing. It would be even more special given the super talented sportsmen I’m up against - like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton and Roger Federer!

"The winner is announced next month but whatever happens, thanks to Laureus and to the world’s media, who voted to nominate me."

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