April 14, 2024

Kipyegon nominated for Laureus Award

Kipyegon nominated for Laureus Award
Faith Kipyegon at a past Sirikwa Classic event

Kipyegon's achievements this year have earned her recognition both at home and globally with President William Ruto bestowing upon her a national civilian award.

She had a record breaking year in 2023, becoming  the first woman to win the 1,500 and 5,000 metres double at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

She also broke world records over 1500m, one mile and 5,000m and picked up a fourth Diamond League trophy and was crowned World Athlete of the Year by World Athletics.

Kipyegon's achievements this year have earned her recognition both at home and globally with President William Ruto bestowing upon her a national civilian award.

The accolades keep coming for the 29 year old Kipyegon as she has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year.

The Laureus’ is recognised as the ‘Ultimate Global Athletes’ Award’ and remains the gold standard for the stars of world sport, who each year hope to see their names added to a list of winners that includes all-time greats and the gala night will be held on 22 April in Madrid, Spain.

Six Nominees have been selected in each of the traditional seven Award categories by the 1,300 members of the Laureus Global Media Panel and, in the case of the Award for Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, a vote by the International Paralympic Committee. 

Alongside the elite categories, the Laureus Sport for Good Award will go to a programme which reflects the inspirational words of Laureus’ first Patron, Nelson Mandela, who said that “Sport had the power to change the world”.

LAUREUS WORLD SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Tennis

Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) Athletics

Erling Haaland (Norway) Football 

Noah Lyles (USA) Athletics 

Lionel Messi (Argentina) Football

Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Motor Racing

LAUREUS WORLD SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Aitana Bonmatí  (Spain) Football

Shericka Jackson (Jamaica) Athletics

Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) Athletics

Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) Athletics

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) Alpine Skiing

Iga Swiatek (Poland) Tennis

LAUREUS WORLD TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

European Ryder Cup Team

Germany Men's Basketball Team

Manchester City 

Oracle Red Bull Racing Formula One Team

Springboks

Spain Women's Football Team

LAUREUS WORLD BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR AWARD

Jude Bellingham (UK) Football

Linda Caicedo (Colombia) Football 

Coco Gauff (USA) Tennis 

Qin Haiyang (China) Swimming

Josh Kerr (UK) Athletics

Salma Paralluelo (Spain) Football

LAUREUS WORLD COMEBACK OF THE YEAR AWARD

Simone Biles (USA) Gymnastics 

Sébastien Haller (Ivory Coast) Football 

Katarina Johnson-Thompson (UK) Athletics

Siya Kolisi (South Africa) Rugby

Jamal Murray (Canada) Basketball

Markéta Vondroušová (Czech Republic) Tennis

LAUREUS SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR WITH A DISABILITY AWARD

Simone Barlaam (Italy) Swimming

Danylo Chufarov (Ukraine) Swimming

Diede de Groot (Netherlands) Tennis

Luca Ekler (Hungary) Athletics

Nicole Murray (New Zealand) Cycling

Markus Rehm (Germany) Athletics 

LAUREUS WORLD ACTION SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD

Rayssa Leal (Brazil) Skateboarding

Caroline Marks (USA) Surfing

Kirsten Neuschafer (South Africa) Sailing

Bethany Shriever (UK) BMX

Filipe Toledo (Brazil) Surfing

Arisa Trew (Australia) Skateboarding

LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD AWARD

Bola Pra Frente (Brazil) Multi-sport + Employability

Dancing Grounds (USA) Dancing + Social Integration

Fundación Rafa Nadal (Spain) Tennis + Education

ISF Cambodia Football + Education

Justice Desk Africa (South Africa) Multi-sport + Human Rights

Obiettivo Napoli (Italy) Multi-sport + Inclusion