Laureus Sports Awards: Sha'Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles shortlisted for Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year

Sha'Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles

Laureus Sports Awards: Sha'Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles shortlisted for Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year

Funmilayo Fameso 15:10 - 26.02.2024

Sha'Carri Richardson, Noah Lyles, and other top athletes have been shortlisted for the 2024 Laureus Sports Awards.

World's fastest woman Sha'Carri Richardson and her compatriot Noah Lyles are in contention for the 2024 Laureus Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Award.

Richardson won the world 100m title at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, thus becoming the first American woman since the late Tori Bowie attained the same feat at the London 2017 edition.

Sha'Carri Richardson won the world 100m title at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest

In addition, the American speedster claimed the 200m bronze medal and anchored Team USA to the 4x100m gold medal, thereby leaving the championship with three medals in her first global competition.

Richardson was the face of women's track and field in 2023 and she's regarded as one of the world's most famous and influential sports personalities.

Likewise, Lyles won the men's world 100m title to become the world's fastest man. His supremacy in Budapest was accompanied by 200m and 4x100m gold medals, which made him the most decorated athlete at the championship.

Noah Lyles with fans after winning the world title in Budapest

Like Richardson, Lyles made his presence felt beyond track and field activities as he was one of the most popular sports personalities last year.

Other track and field athletes nominated are Shericka Jackson, Faith Kipyegon, and Mondo Duplantis.

Here's the full list of the nominees for the 2024 Laureus Sports Awards

Sportsman of the Year

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) - Tennis

Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) - athletics

Erling Haaland (Norway) - football

Noah Lyles (USA) - athletics

Lionel Messi (Argentina) - football

Max Verstappen (Netherlands) - motor racing

Sportswoman of the Year

Aitana Bonmati (Spain) - football

Shericka Jackson (Jamaica) - athletics

Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) - athletics

Sha'Carri Richardson (USA) - athletics

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) - skiing

Iga Swiatek (Poland) - tennis

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