Alistair Brownlee’s actions at WTS Cozumel, when he helped his brother Jonny across the line, has earned him a nomination for the ‘Best Sporting Moment’ award at the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards, the Oscars of the sporting world.
This is a new category at the awards and members of the public will be able to vote for their favourite moment from the shortlist at mylaureus.com. By voting, fans are in with the chance of winning VIP tickets to the Laureus World Sports Awards.The voting period lasts from January 16th to February 4th.
These prestigious annual awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of sportsmen and sportswomen around the world and other great names recognised included tennis players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, not to mention triathlon’s very own Jan Frodeno, who was crowned the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year last year.
The 2017 awards are to be held in Monaco on February 14
The ‘Best Sporting Moment’ shortlist
1. Alistair Brownlee helping exhausted brother, and fellow competitor, Jonny, across the finish line at the Triathlon World Series.
2. FC Barcelona’s under 12’s proving football really is a gentleman’s game by consoling their Japanese rivals, Omiya Ardija, after defeating them in the Final of the Junior Soccer World Challenge.
3. At the Hopman Cup in Perth, US tennis player Jack Sock proved sportsmanship isn’t dead by advising Aussie opponent Lleyton Hewitt to challenge the umpire’s decision that a shot was out
4. The Icelandic national football team met by a crowd of thousands in the capital city of Reykjavik upon returning from Euro 2016, and all taking part in an ‘Icelandic thunder clap’
5. New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino of the US helping each other after colliding in their 5000m heat at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
6. The touching image that captured the hearts of football fans across Europe; a young Portuguese fan embracing a sobbing French man after France lost in the Euro 2016