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Sports News
Messi, Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of Year honour; Biles gets third award
 
Berlin, Feb 18 (PTI) British F1 ace Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi, arguably the world's greatest footballer, were declared the joint winners of the prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the year award here.

The duo received the same number of votes, a first in the 20-year history of the awards with the jury unable to split Hamilton and Messi.

Messi, the six-time FIFA World Player of the year, is the first team-player to bag the award. He though was not present to receive the award on Monday and sent a video message.

They pipped golfing great Tiger Woods, Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, tennis legend Rafael Nadal and MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.

American gymnast Simone Biles, who won five gold medals at the 2019 World Championships, grabbed the World Sportswoman of the year award, her third in four years after winning it in 2017 and 2019.

She beat a strong challenge from Jamaican sprinting great Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who missed out on the honour for the fifth time. She was nominated in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016 also but did not win it.

The most decorated gymnast also beat competition from American footballer Megan Rapinoe, Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka, American track and field athlete Allyson Felix and skier Mikaela Shiffrin.

The awards ceremony was hosted by actor Hugh Grant. A tribute was paid to American basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who recently died in a helicopter crash.

Snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim won the World Action Sportsperson honour, her second straight in the same category.

In the Sportsperson of the year with a disability category, Oksana Masters, born with limb impairments caused by radiation from Chernobyl and adopted by an American single parent, was recognised for an outstanding year in 2019.

She won five gold medals and a silver at the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.

South Bronx United (SBU), a football programme based in New York, was honoured with the Sport for Good Award. The programme uses football to achieve educational outcomes for young people from underserved communities.

The 2019 Rugby World Cup winners South Africa won their second Laureus World Team of the Year Award, beating Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool and the US Women's Football Team, among others.

For the 2020 Laureus World Comeback of the Year, Germany's gritty F3 driver Sophia Florsch was the winner.

Travelling at 276km per hour, she had lost control of her car at the Macau circuit, crashing through safety barriers and leaving her with a spinal fracture which required an 11-hour surgery and months of rehabilitation.

In November 2019, a year on from her accident, the 18-year-old Sophia was back in the cockpit, racing once again in the Macau Grand Prix.

Egan Bernal, who became the youngest rider to win the Tour de France at 22, grabbed the World Breakthrough of the Year award.

German basketball great Dirk Nowitzki was recognised at the Ceremony with the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the sport of basketball.

Spanish Basketball Federation got the Exceptional Achievement Award.


If you stay indoors right now, you are fighting the battle for your country: Pujara
Lockdown challenge: Rai builds muscles to maintain shape for third Olympics
India-returned SA players are COVID-19 negative, no symptoms in those not tested
Lewis of ''DLS method'' cricket fame dies, aged 78
COVID-19: Gambhir vows to contribute 2 years'' salary to PM CARES Fund
Buttler auctions World Cup-winning shirt to raise funds for hospitals battling pandemic
Ex-Marseille president Pape Diouf dies from coronavirus
Confined to hostel amid lockdown, Hima writes to Rijiju for access to outdoor training
Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year
Kohli, Anushka offer monetary support to COVID-19 Relief Funds
COVID-19: If Australian travel ban stays for 6 months, India''s tour could be affected
ICC salutes WC hero Joginder Sharma for fighting against Covid-19
COVID-19: Forced break a ''welcome rest'' for India players, says coach Shastri
Dane Piedt quits South Africa career to play for US
Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19
Djokovic donates ventilators to Serbia, praises ties with China
COVID-19 pandemic: FIDE stops Candidates tournament after Russia bans flights
Sindhu donates Rs 5 lakh each to Telangana and Andhra to fight COVID-19 pandemic
Fury-Wilder rematch postponed by virus pandemic
IPL cancellation on cards after three-week lockdown and Olympic postponement
KERALA NEWS
Kerala has been successful in containing outbreak of COVID-19, claims CM
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the State has been success  
Elderly couple cured of COVID-19, says Kerala CM
32 new cases in Kerala, Elderly couple cured of virus
Covid-19: Punishment by police in Kannur for violating lockdown turns into row
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump recommends Americans wear face masks, but says he won't
 Washington, Apr 4 (PTI) President Donald Trump has recommended Americans to cover their faces with s
Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat
Bangladesh sees highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases, extends shutdown to Apr 11
US wages all-out war to defeat "horrible" coronavirus: says Trump, as death toll crosses 5,000
NATIONAL NEWS
EC postpones elections to 11 UP Legislative Council seats amid lockdown
 Lucknow, Apr 4 (PTI) The Election Commission has postponed the elections to 11 Uttar Pradesh Legisla
Coronavirus: No community transmission in Goa, says CM
Madhya Pradesh: Two senior health officials test positive for Covid-19
43 more test positive for virus in Mumbai; death toll 19
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