Photos: Meet Laureus World Sports Awards 2020 winners

First Published 18, Feb 2020, 12:39 PM IST

Sporting achievements were recognised at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2020 ceremony in Berlin on Monday night (February 17). Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar won the best sporting moment (2000-2020) honour. He received the award from former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh. British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi were the joint winners of sportsman of the year award. Here is the full list of Laureus award winners.

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar signs the wall as he arrives to attend Laureus World Sports Awards 2020 ceremony in Berlin on February 17

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar signs the wall as he arrives to attend Laureus World Sports Awards 2020 ceremony in Berlin on February 17

Laureus Best Sporting Moment: ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’ – Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar shakes hand with German tennis great Boris Becker after receiving the best sporting moment award

Laureus Best Sporting Moment: ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’ – Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar shakes hand with German tennis great Boris Becker after receiving the best sporting moment award

Sachin Tendulkar speaks after receiving the award

Sachin Tendulkar speaks after receiving the award

Sachin Tendulkar holds his trophy. With the incredible backing of Indian cricket fans, who united in support of their hero, the Laureus Sporting Moment Award (2000-2020) public fan vote was won by Sachin Tendulkar. Voted for by sports fans around the world, the Award celebrated moments from the past two decades where sport has unified people in the most extraordinary way. On his sixth attempt, Tendulkar led India to victory at the 2011 ICC World Cup. The victory could not have been more historic, as it was India’s first World Cup win on home soil and their second ever triumph

Sachin Tendulkar holds his trophy. With the incredible backing of Indian cricket fans, who united in support of their hero, the Laureus Sporting Moment Award (2000-2020) public fan vote was won by Sachin Tendulkar. Voted for by sports fans around the world, the Award celebrated moments from the past two decades where sport has unified people in the most extraordinary way. On his sixth attempt, Tendulkar led India to victory at the 2011 ICC World Cup. The victory could not have been more historic, as it was India’s first World Cup win on home soil and their second ever triumph

Lewis Hamilton poses with his trophy. He won the Best Sportsman of the year honour with Lionel Messi. Messi was not present at the awards ceremony

Lewis Hamilton poses with his trophy. He won the Best Sportsman of the year honour with Lionel Messi. Messi was not present at the awards ceremony

Lewis Hamilton speaks after receiving the award

Lewis Hamilton speaks after receiving the award

Poster shows both Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi as award winners

Poster shows both Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi as award winners

From left: Mohamed Konate, Maria Martinez Co-founder and Executive Director Andrew So,from South Bronx United winners of the Laureus Sport For Good Award pose at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin

From left: Mohamed Konate, Maria Martinez Co-founder and Executive Director Andrew So,from South Bronx United winners of the Laureus Sport For Good Award pose at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin

Laureus Sport for Good Award: South Bronx United. South Bronx United (SBU), a football programme based in New York, was honoured with the Laureus Sport for Good Award. The programme uses football to achieve educational outcomes for young people from underserved communities

Laureus Sport for Good Award: South Bronx United. South Bronx United (SBU), a football programme based in New York, was honoured with the Laureus Sport for Good Award. The programme uses football to achieve educational outcomes for young people from underserved communities

Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award: Spanish Basketball Federation

Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award: Spanish Basketball Federation

The Laureus World Sports Academy recognised the Spanish Basketball Federation with the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award, an Award which has only ever been granted four times. Spanish basketball is enjoying unmatched success, with the Men’s team winning the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, and being hotly tipped to succeed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games later this year. The Spanish Women’s Basketball Team have established themselves as the dominant force in European basketball having won three of the last four EuroBasket championships

The Laureus World Sports Academy recognised the Spanish Basketball Federation with the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award, an Award which has only ever been granted four times. Spanish basketball is enjoying unmatched success, with the Men’s team winning the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, and being hotly tipped to succeed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games later this year. The Spanish Women’s Basketball Team have established themselves as the dominant force in European basketball having won three of the last four EuroBasket championships

Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: Dirk Nowitzki. Widely regarded to be the greatest European basketball player ever, Nowitzki spent his entire 21-year career at the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki retired at the end of the 2018-19 season, and will go down in history as the only player to record at least 31,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists, 1,000 steals, 1,000 blocks and 1,000 three-pointers

Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: Dirk Nowitzki. Widely regarded to be the greatest European basketball player ever, Nowitzki spent his entire 21-year career at the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki retired at the end of the 2018-19 season, and will go down in history as the only player to record at least 31,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists, 1,000 steals, 1,000 blocks and 1,000 three-pointers

Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Sophia Flörsch. Travelling at 276km per hour, F3 driver Germany’s Sophia Flörsch lost control of her car at the Macau circuit, crashing through safety barriers and leaving her with a spinal fracture which required an 11-hour surgery and months of rehabilitation. In November 2019, a year on from her accident, 18-year-old Sophia was back in the cockpit, racing once again in the Macau Grand Prix

Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Sophia Flörsch. Travelling at 276km per hour, F3 driver Germany’s Sophia Flörsch lost control of her car at the Macau circuit, crashing through safety barriers and leaving her with a spinal fracture which required an 11-hour surgery and months of rehabilitation. In November 2019, a year on from her accident, 18-year-old Sophia was back in the cockpit, racing once again in the Macau Grand Prix

Laureus World Team of the Year: South Africa Men’s Rugby Team. The 2019 Rugby World Cup winners South Africa won their second Laureus World Team of the Year Award, beating Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool and the US Women’s Football Team, among others

Laureus World Team of the Year: South Africa Men’s Rugby Team. The 2019 Rugby World Cup winners South Africa won their second Laureus World Team of the Year Award, beating Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool and the US Women’s Football Team, among others

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Simone Biles. Biles continued to push the boundaries of the sport of gymnastics. At the World Championships, the 22-year-old won five gold medals, including a record fifth All-Around world title and helped USA win a fifth straight team medal. Biles has now won 25 World Championship medals, confirming her as the most decorated gymnast in history. In Berlin, she confirmed her place in the history of Laureus, winning her third coveted Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award in four years

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Simone Biles. Biles continued to push the boundaries of the sport of gymnastics. At the World Championships, the 22-year-old won five gold medals, including a record fifth All-Around world title and helped USA win a fifth straight team medal. Biles has now won 25 World Championship medals, confirming her as the most decorated gymnast in history. In Berlin, she confirmed her place in the history of Laureus, winning her third coveted Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award in four years

Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Oksana Masters. Masters, born with limb impairments caused by radiation from Chernobyl, and adopted by an American single parent, was recognised by the Laureus World Sports Academy for an outstanding year in 2019. She won five gold medals and a silver at the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships, plus the cross-country overall World Cup title. She also won silver medals in the road race and time trial H5 at the Para Cycling Road World Championships

Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Oksana Masters. Masters, born with limb impairments caused by radiation from Chernobyl, and adopted by an American single parent, was recognised by the Laureus World Sports Academy for an outstanding year in 2019. She won five gold medals and a silver at the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships, plus the cross-country overall World Cup title. She also won silver medals in the road race and time trial H5 at the Para Cycling Road World Championships

Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Chloe Kim. Chloe won gold medals in the World Championship halfpipe and X Games Superpipe. In her early career, the 19-year-old has already won five X Games gold medals, an Olympic gold, World Championship gold and she’s now a double Laureus Award winner after her Action Sportsperson win in 2019

Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Chloe Kim. Chloe won gold medals in the World Championship halfpipe and X Games Superpipe. In her early career, the 19-year-old has already won five X Games gold medals, an Olympic gold, World Championship gold and she’s now a double Laureus Award winner after her Action Sportsperson win in 2019

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Egan Bernal. Bernal became the youngest rider to win the Tour de France for 110 years, wearing the yellow jersey down the Champs-Élysées in what was only his second three-week classic event. A proud Colombian, Bernal’s win united his nation back home as he became the first Colombian to win the world famous cycling event

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Egan Bernal. Bernal became the youngest rider to win the Tour de France for 110 years, wearing the yellow jersey down the Champs-Élysées in what was only his second three-week classic event. A proud Colombian, Bernal’s win united his nation back home as he became the first Colombian to win the world famous cycling event

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