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Six of the world’s finest athletes are in contention to the Laureus World Action Sportsperson Of The Year award, even after a ballot from the world’s sports websites.
The World Action Sportsperson Of The Year award is handed into the sportsman or sportswoman who best shows supreme athletic performance and accomplishment at Action Sports in the qualifying year, such as winning world or national championships or the institution of entire records. Special recognition goes to people who push the limits of action game even further by devising and executing new tricks and moves from contest. Since Laureus’ India partners, Firstpost brings you the nominees for the World Action Sportsperson Of The Year award (listed in alphabetical order)
And the Nominees for the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year are …#Laureus18 pic.twitter.com/M9PKZE3JIL
— Laureus (@LaureusSport) January 16, 2018
Won his second World Championship in a stunning finish in the Billabong Pipe Pros. He moved into the event leading the world standings, but using Gabriel Medina, Jordy Smith and Julian Wilson all able to capture him. However, that the 25-year-old finished runner-up at case, before them all, to secure the world title.
In a brilliant 2017, Gasser took Big Air gold in the World Championships, won Total, Big Air and Super Series in the World Cup, also World Snowboard Tour Big Air and Slopestyle titles. Furthermore, she won three X-Games awards — bronze in Big Air in Hafjell and gold in Slopestyle silver in Big Air in Aspen.
The largest winner in Street League history had another massive year since he won his third Super Crown in Los Angeles, even though a head injury in the significant autumn nine days earlier. In addition, he led the season’s points standings for the fourth straight time and won a bronze medal at the X-Games in Minneapolis in July.
Finished first in the Vendée Globe, the single-handed nonstop race round the globe, acknowledged as the most intense challenge in ocean racing. He created a list of 74 days.
Mark McMorris (Snowboarding)
After a broken femur in 2016, he came back into 2017 greater than ever, winning the World Snowboard Tour in Slopestyle, and Freestyle Overall, Big Air and Super Series World Cup titles. Also won Big Air X-Games gold in Hafjell and bronze in Big Air and Slopestyle in Aspen.
Tyler Wright (Surfing)
Won second straight World Championship after a finale in December. She didn’t win the case in Maui, but didn’t hold off the challenge of her opponents. She had one triumph at Saquarema through the year, but was constant throughout, despite a knee injury.
Released Date: Jan 17, 2018 19:47 PM | Updated Date: Jan 17, 2018 19:47 PM