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Emma Raducanu’s memorable victory at the US Open earned her the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year.

U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu, skateboard star Sky Brown and BMX runner Bethany Shriever won this year’s Laureus World Sports Awards, while Max Verstappen and Elaine Thompson-Herah took home. the main prizes.

The awards honor the best sporting achievements of 2021 and Raducanu’s memorable victory at the US Open earned him the Breakthrough of the Year award.

Brown’s bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics earned him the Return of the Year award.

Shriever finished in 2021 as Olympic and World Champion and that was enough to see her win the Action Athlete of the Year award..

Serena Williams coach Patrick Mouratoglou says Raducanu is on track to win more Grand Slams, but says patience is needed in his development

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Serena Williams coach Patrick Mouratoglou says Raducanu is on track to win more Grand Slams, but says patience is needed in his development

Serena Williams coach Patrick Mouratoglou says Raducanu is on track to win more Grand Slams, but says patience is needed in his development

“It’s been a great year for me. Thanks to all the members of the Laureus Academy for voting for me. I also want to congratulate all the other nominees, “said 19-year-old Raducanu, whose incredible victory at Flushing Meadows made her the first-ranked player in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.

Skate star Brown described his award as “crazy” after making a sensational return to his sport after a life-threatening injury.

Brown suffered a fractured skull when he fell from the head of a halfpipe in practice in June 2020.

Sky Brown's Laureus World Comeback of the Year award comes after a remarkable return to his sport

Sky Brown’s Laureus World Comeback of the Year award comes after a remarkable return to his sport

She fully recovered and was able to compete in the Tokyo Olympics where, at the age of 13 and 28, she finished third in the park final to win a bronze medal, becoming Grande’s youngest Olympic medalist. -Brittany.

“I had ups and downs, I fell, I had a pretty serious accident and I got up. I feel like the fall has just pushed me [to succeed]. I’m very grateful for everything, “said Brown.

Shriever, who won the Action Athlete of the Year award after winning gold medals at the Olympic and BMX World Championships that same year, got a hat-trick from British women to receive an award.

Bethany Shriever’s incredible performance in 2021 recognized by Laureus World Sports Academy

Bethany Shriever’s incredible performance in 2021 recognized by Laureus World Sports Academy

The 22-year-old teaching assistant had to raise £ 50,000 in crowdfunding before Tokyo to fund his own qualifying campaign after UK Sport cut back on support.

Shriever, who received his six-time Olympic gold cycling medalist Sir Chris Hoy, said:

“I just want to thank Laureus Academy for voting for me. I’m so, so proud. Receiving something so prestigious means a lot to me.”

Paul di Resta sits down with Max Verstappen to reflect on his first championship win

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Paul di Resta sits down with Max Verstappen to reflect on his first championship win

Paul di Resta sits down with Max Verstappen to reflect on his first championship win

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen and Jamaica Olympic sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah have been named Laureus World Sportsman and Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year..

“I am the first Dutch driver to win the world championship, so the reaction in the Netherlands has been incredible from all the newspapers and all the fans. It means a lot to be recognized for this award, one of the most prestigious in the world. said Verstappen.

Experience the amazing conclusion of the Abu Dhabi GP with the cars of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and listen to the team's radios

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Experience the amazing conclusion of the Abu Dhabi GP with the cars of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and listen to the team’s radios

Experience the amazing conclusion of the Abu Dhabi GP with the cars of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and listen to the team’s radios

List of winners

World Athlete of the Year Award: Max Verstappen
World Athlete of the Year Award: Elaine Thompson-Herah
World Team of the Year Award: Men’s soccer team from Italy
Global Breakthrough of the Year Awards: Emma Raducanu
Global Comeback of the Year Awards: sky brown
World Athlete of the Year Award for the Disabled: Marcel Calin
Global Action Sportsman of the Year Award: Bethany Shriever
Life trajectory award: Tom Brady
Academy Improvement Award: Robert Lewandowski
Sports Icon Awards: Valentino Rossi
Sport for Good Award: Lost Boyz Inc.
Sport Award for a good society: Real Madrid Foundation
Athlete of the Year Award: Gerald Asamoah and the Black Eagles

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