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Laureus World Sports Awards announces November nominees for Best Sporting Moment of the Year

Chapecoense's comeback after a devastating plane crash killed most of its players, Matt Stutzman's inspiring tale on a cycle and Crotone football manager Davide Nicola’s journey on a cycle to honour his dead son are the November nominees for the Laureus Sports Awards.

Each month, from August to December, the public can select their favourite moment from a shortlist of six videos, chosen by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy. The five monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2018 Laureus Awards Ceremony. Currently Bradley Lovery’s Moment, Kimi Raikkonen and his 6-year-old fan Thomas Danel and inspirational 18-year-old motor racing driver Billy Monger are the first three Nominees for the 2018 Laureus Awards.

Chapecoense fans during a match. AFP

Chapecoense fans during a match. AFP

The Laureus Best Sporting Moment Award demonstrates qualities such as fair play, sportsmanship, drama and dedication, and looks beyond the scoreboard or podium. The Moments symbolise the true values of sport and bring to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.

As Laureus World Sports Awards' India partners, Firstpost brings you the November nominees for the 2018 edition:

The armless archer: Matt Stutzman overcomes adversity to beat able-bodied archers at the US National Championships.

Eternal champions: Chapecoense, the team torn apart by a devastating plane crash, inspires the football community with their miracle revival and comeback, none more so than defender and crash survivor Alan Ruschel.

Fighting together: Crotone football manager Davide Nicola helps his side secure a miracle in Serie A safety and then cycles 1,300km to honour his son who was killed in a cycling accident.

From crystal meth to glory: The rise and rise of long jumper Luvo Manyonga, from the depths of drug addiction to the top of the world

My best mate: Jarryd Haines and Mark Smith’s friendship proves that Australian Rules football is more than just a game

The longest hole: Adam Rolston and Ron Rutland complete golf’s longest hole in 80 days across Mongolia

To view these emotional and engaging clips and vote for your favourite, visit myLaureus.com.

Sports fans can also send videos that they have seen and enjoyed to myLaureus.com and they will be considered for the shortlist in future months.


Published Date: Nov 03, 2017 19:29 PM | Updated Date: Nov 04, 2017 17:52 PM

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