Shelly Ann Fraser -Pryce for Laureus Sports Awards in Paris

Paris will  host  the  2023  Laureus  World  Sports  Award  and  will  see  world  stars  including  Sportswoman  of  the  year  nominee  Jamaican  star  sprinter  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  heading  there  on  May  8  for  the  prestigious  award.

This  will  mark  the  return  of  the  award  being  an  actual  event  following   two years of virtual presentations due to covid-19 

World  100  metres  champion Fraser-Pryce  is  among  the  contenders  for the sportswoman award along  with  American  world  400  metres  hurdles  champion  and  world  record  holder  Sydney Mclaughlin  and  American  swimmer  Katie Ledecky, whose four world gold medals   last year took her total of medals to a record 22.

Argentina’s Fifa World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi and his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappé, who scored a hat-trick in the  world  cup final, are  also  among the  athletes who will assemble   for  the  event.

Among  the  contenders for the sportsman award   are American basketball star Steph Curry, Sweden’s World and Olympic Pole vault champion and world record holder Mondo Duplantis and the Netherlands Formula One World champion Max Verstappen, last year’s winner.

Also present will be Rafael Nadal, who earned a record 14th French Open title in Paris last May to go top of the all-time list of men’s Grand Slam Champions with 22 titles.



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