Monday, 20 February 2023 15:22

Fraser-Pryce nominated for Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year

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Jamaica's multiple World and Olympic Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is among nominees for the prestigious Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award.

The Jamaican sprint queen is among six nominees shortlisted for the award, the others being US 400 metres hurdles star Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone; Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek; Spanish footballer Alexia Putellas; US alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin and US swimmer Katie Ledecky.

Fraser-Pryce is bidding to win the award for the first time with her sixth nomination, which comes on the heels of her record breaking season in which she claimed her fifth world 100m title and her fifth Diamond League trophy.


The 10-time world champion ran a world-leading 10.62 seconds and a historic seven sub-10.70 races in the event this season, the most by any woman in the history of athletics.

In the meantime, Dutch driver Max Verstappen is seeking a second-consecutive Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award after winning back-to-back Formula One World Championships.

He has been shortlisted along with football stars Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe; NBA star Steph Curry; tennis star Rafael Nadal and pole vault maestro Armand Mondo Duplantis.