Messi-Price ‘Men’s and Women’s Sportsperson of the Year’

Lionel Messi (Argentina) and Shelley Anne Fraser-Price (Jamaica) each won the Men’s and Women’s Sports Award at the ‘2023 Laureus World Sports Awards’. The Laureus Awards, which started in 2000, is the most prestigious awards ceremony called ‘the academy of the sports world’. Laureus comes from laurel, which means laurel wreath.

Messi received the male sportsman of the year award at the awards ceremony held in Paris, France on the 9th. It is the second award after 2020먹튀검증, when it was jointly awarded with Formula One (F1) driver Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain). The Argentine soccer team, which won the World Cup last year in Qatar, was selected as the team of the year. It is the first time that Messi has won two gold medals in both the best sportsperson and team in the same year. Messi captained the Argentina national team at last year’s World Cup in Qatar.

The Women’s Sports Award went to Fraser Price. Fraser Price won the 100 m at the World Athletics Championships last July, winning her fifth gold medal in her career at the World Championships alone. The Breakthrough Award, equivalent to the rookie award, was won by 20-year-old ‘tennis star’ Carlos Alcaras (Spain). Alkaras lifted the championship trophy at last year’s US Open tennis men’s singles. The Laureus Awards, which are awarded in 7 categories based on the previous year’s performance and performance, select candidates through votes from 1,000 sports media outlets in 70 countries around the world, and then the Laureus World Sports Academy selects the winners. .

Meanwhile, AFP, a French news agency, reported on the 9th that Messi, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, a French professional football league 1 club, will go to the Saudi Arabia league after the end of this season. Messi has recently been rumored to break up due to friction with his team, Paris Saint-Germain.

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