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Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

The Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 were presented on 18 February 2019 to honour the greatest sporting achievements of 2018 and celebrate the power of sport to change the world.

Laurel Awards List

Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Tennis.

Sportswoman of the Year: Simone Biles (USA) Gymnastics.

Comeback of the Year: Tiger Woods (USA) Golf

Breakthrough of the Year: Naomi Osaka (Japan) Tennis

Sportsperson of the Year With A Disability: Henrie Farkkašová (Slovakia) Skiing

Team of the Year: France World Cup Team (France) Football

Sport For Good Award: Yuwa (India). NGO Yuwa

NGO Yuwa

NGO Yuwa works specifically with girls from impoverished families in rural Jharkhand. The NGO uses team sports and education to build character, confidence and courage.

NGO Yuwa was founded in 2009 when American Franz Gastler moved to Jharkhand from Delhi.

The NGO Yuwa has been awarded the Laureus Sport for Good Award for the year 2019.

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