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Andy Nominated For 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards
Andy’s first ever Grand Slam victory, at the US Open, plus an Olympic gold and silver medal in the singles and mixed doubles in London have made him a nominee for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award – The Laureus World Sports Awards recognise sporting achievement during the year.
The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled at a globally televised Awards Ceremony staged in Rio de Janeiro on March 11.
Along with Andy, the exceptional performances at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London by British athletes have produced four other Nominations for the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards. Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir and Bradley Wiggins have all been shortlisted following a ballot by the world’s media.
Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards directly benefit and underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports more than 140 community sports projects around the world. Since its inception, Laureus has raised over €60 million for projects which have improved the lives of more than one-and-a-half million young people.
The full list of Nominees for Andy’s category (Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year) at the 2013 Awards is:
Andy Murray (United Kingdom) Tennis
Yannick Agnel (France) Swimming
Gabby Douglas (United States) Gymnastics
Kirani James (Grenada) Athletics
Neymar (Brazil) Football
Ye Shiwen (China) Swimming
More information on all the categories and the nominees can be found on Laureus.com