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Djokovic wins his fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
 
Monaco, Feb 19 (Xinhua): Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year here on Monday, and American record-holding gymnast Simone Biles bagged the World Sportswoman of the Year Award thanks to her dominant world championship performance last year. Djokovic triumphed in tough competition against footballing star duo of Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, Kenyan marathon world record-breaker Eliud Kipchoge and NBA superstar LeBron James.

"A Laureus Award is what every athlete wants to win, and this one is a huge honor for me. Being among so many sporting greats here tonight, and hearing about the inspirational work Laureus is doing around the world, gives this Award a special meaning for me," said Djokovic. The fourth Sportsman of the Year trophy has moved Djokovic level with athletics icon Usain Bolt, just one shy of Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer''s record. After returning from an elbow surgery, Djokovic won the Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018. Djokovic added that reflecting on that journey, "it seems like a fairytale story."

Biles won four gold, one silver and one bronze medals at the 2018 World Championships. Also the World Sportsmwoman of the Year winner in 2017, she made history by becoming the first woman to win four all-around world gymnastics championships. Biles has a record 14 career world titles under her name at the age of 21. She went ahead of winter sports stars Ester Ledecka and Mikaela Shiffrin, Grand Slam tennis champions Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber, and four-time ironman world champion Daniela Ryf in the vote. Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu received the most votes globally to become the 2019 Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year winner. Xia had lost both his legs in 1975 during his first attempt to reach the world''s highest peak of Qomolangma due to frostbite.

He challenged the summit in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well, but his dreams were shattered owing to avalanche, earthquake and bad weather respectively. He finally made it in his fifth attempt on May 14, 2018, becoming the first Chinese double amputee climber to have reached the summit of Qomolangma. "Reaching the summit of Qomolangma is always a dream and goal for me. I have fought for it over the past decades. Despite bad knocks several times, I never give up. I think the perseverance made my life so colorful and meaningful," said Xia. FIFA World Cup winners France became the first national football team to win a second Laureus World Team of the Year Award.

Their coach Didier Deschamps was on site to accept the award. Japan''s first Grand Slam tennis singles champion Naomi Osaka took the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award. The 21-year-old is now number one in the world after recently winning the Australian Open. Golfing star Tiger Woods received the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award for winning the Tour Championship, his third Laureus Award after the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year accolade in 2000 and 2001. The 17-year-old American snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim, who became the youngest woman to win a Winter Olympics snowboarding gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, won the Action Sportsperson of the Year Award.

Slovak alpine skier Henrieta Farkasova and her guide Natalia Subrtova won the Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award. Yuwa, a sport for development organization that works in the rural region of Jharkhand in northern India, received the Laureus Sport for Good Award for their life-changing work in using football to improve the lives of young girls from disadvantaged communities. The Laureus World Sports Academy recognized Eliud Kipchoge with the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award. Legendary football manager Arsene Wenger received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to football during his 22 years as manager of Arsenal. Skiing great Lindsey Vonn''s incredible career was recognized by the Laureus Academy with the Laureus Spirit of Sport Award.


De Kock leads SA to nine-wicket win, Kohli’s move backfires
Andy Murray says 'naive' to think he will return to top
Sindhu out of China Open, Praneeth enter quarterfinals
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Kohli hits unbeaten 72 as India outplay SA to begin home season with a bang
Vinesh locks Olympic quota with bronze at Worlds, Pooja in line for second medal
China Open: Sindhu, Praneeth, Kashyap enter second round, Saina crashes out
Pressure mounts on Pant as India look to draw first blood
Pakistan recall Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad for uncertain Lanka series
Kohli holds on to 2nd spot as Smith retains number one position in ICC Test Rankings
Steve Smith 'proud' after summer of Ashes redemption
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England close in on Ashes-levelling win after Broad double
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India's contrasting training camps at World Championships
Pant phenomenal talent but gets too ahead of himself: Klusener
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Chief Coach Stimac wants full house when India play Bangladesh in Kolkata On Oct 15 for World Cup Qualifiers
DDCA renames Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley Stadium; stand unveiled after Kohli
KERALA NEWS
Four held in Kerala for honey trapping NRI bizman
 Kochi: Four people including a woman were arrested for allegedly honey trapping a Gulf-based NRI bus  
Minor girl sexually assaulted for over 2 yrs in Kerala, two
Ker HC strikes down college hostel rule prohibiting mobile use
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after some damage in south
 Tokyo: A powerful typhoon was heading northeast to Japan's main island of Honshu on Sunday after las
US likely to escalate trade war with China if no deal is agreed soon: Trump's advisor
EU's Juncker says not too late for Brexit deal
Netanyahu''s rival Gantz says he should be PM in unity government
NATIONAL NEWS
Over three-fourths of J&K population supported Art 370 abrogation: Rajnath Singh
 Patna: Article 370 was like a "canker" that bled Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh s
Govt accepts resignation of Madras HC Chief Justice V K Tahilramani
Babri Masjid demolition case: Special CBI court issues summons to Kalyan Singh
Chinmayanand arrested, says sorry for behaviour
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