Spanish sport leads the nominations with Rafa Nadal, Marc Márquez and the Spanish basketball team
The success of Spanish sport has been reflected in the Laureus 2020 awards. Rafa Nadal, Marc Márquez and the Spanish basketball team –Champion of the world last summer in China– opt for one of the awards on February 17 in Berlin, as revealed by the organizing entity.
Both Manacor and Cervera will fight to win the prize at Best Male Athlete, while the team led by Sergio Scariolo will look for the statuette in the category of Best team, although all have rivals of much entity.
In the case of Nadal and Márquez have as their opponents Leo Messi, Lewis Hamilton, Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge and Tiger Woods, while the world champions will fight with the Mercedes team, Liverpool, the South African rugby team, the Toronto Raptors and the American women's soccer team.
Nadal, winner of this award in 2011 and also of the Best Comeback in 2014, He has lived a very good year, in which he conquered two greats: Roland Garros and the US Open, led Spain to the conquest of the Davis Cup in Madrid and finished the year as number one for the fifth time in his career.
Next to him, the Spanish sport will also choose to relieve Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on the track record with the Catalan driver Marc Márquez, which in 2019 He maintained his dominance in the MotoGP World Championship, crowned for the fourth consecutive time to add eight world titles. The one from Cervera was already nominated for the 2015 edition and won a year before the Laureus for the Best World Appearance.
Simone Biles leads the nominations for Best Female Athlete
For the prize to Best Female Athlete the nominees are the American gymnast Simone Biles, athletes Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, from Jamaica, and Allyson Felix, from the United States, the American footballer Megan Rapinoe, the Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and the American skier Mikkaela Shiffrin.
The tennis players Bianca Andreescu, from Canada, and Coco gauff, from the United States, the Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal (INEOS), the Japanese rugby team, American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr and the American swimmer Regan Smitg they will fight to be the Revelation, and the American Nathan Adrian (swimming), the German Sophia Flörsch (motor), Kawhi Leonard (basketball), Christian Lealiifano (rugby), Andy Murray (tennis) and Liverpool for the Best Return.