Winners of the 2018 Laureus World Sport Awards in Monaco
The 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards celebrated the world’s most outstanding athletes of the year, including Sportsman of the Year, Roger Federer, Sportswoman of the Year, Serena Williams, and Team of the Year, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.
A dazzling assembly of the greatest sportsmen, sportswomen and teams from throughout the sporting world were nominated for the prestigious Worlds Sports Awards.
For a record fifth time, Roger Federer was named Laureus World Sports Sportsman of the Year, as well as awarded Comeback of the Year.
Also from the realm of tennis was Serena Williams, who was named Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, after recently winning the Australian Open.
Through supreme performance and success, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team secured the Laureus World Team of the Year award.
“There’s so much expertise in all parts of our team, I feel so proud to be a part of it,” said Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Each winner received the esteemed Laureus Statuette, crafted by Cartier, representing the striving human form with an engraved representation of the continents.
Sports fans around the world also played a significant role by voting in a global poll for the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year Award, which highlighted the most remarkable sporting triumph of the year.
The exclusive Awards Ceremony in Monaco was attended by the some of the greatest living sports legends, past and present. The Awards also showcased the incredible ability of sports to transform the lives of young people around the world, though the work of Laureus Sport for Good.
With host Benedict Cumberbatch and a performance by Emili Sandé at the famous “Salle des Etoiles”, part of The Sporting Club Monte Carlo, and top names of the sporting world, the Awards night was one to remember.
Congratulations to all Nominees and Award Winners!
See the full list of 2018 Laureus World Sport Awards winners below.
Sportsman of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
Team of the Year
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team
(Germany) Motor Racing
Breakthrough of the Year
Comeback of the Year
Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability
Action Sportsperson of the Year
Armel Le Cléac’h
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sport For Good
Active Communities Network
(UK, Ireland, South Africa)
Sporting Inspiration of the Year
J. J. Watt
Best Sporting Moment of the Year
Eternal Champions (Chapecoense)
Exceptional Achievement Award