It was not surprising when court game numeral one Roger Federer was titled Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a sequent 3rd twelvemonth in a row 2005, 2006 and now 2007. The 25-year-old Swiss now ready-made yet another mark when he became the opening athlete to acquire the provide on three occasions since they prototypical awarded it in 2000 to participant Tiger Woods who is the second one on the mark, leading the accolade twice in 2000 and 2001.
The flat solid of the Laureus World Sports Academy unexcitable of 42 members picked Federer for the top laurels complete a combination of finalists that built-in planetary golf No. 1 Woods and earlier Formula One winner Michael Schumacher.
He was demanding to demonstration his persistent cruelty of men's lawn tennis in 2006 by successful 3 more Grand Slam titles near his victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open.Post ads:
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Yelena Isinbayeva, russia's best rod vaulter, won the donate for Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year. Isinbayeva insolvent her 20th flagpole burial vault global diary when she set a new indoor mark of 4.93 meters in February. She looked delighted to be given acknowledgment for her remaining achievements after 3 nominations for the trophy.
The team of the yr bestow went to the Italy National Football squad for their World Cup triumph, this is the first case that Italy has won this honour.
The Breakthrough of the period went to lawn tennis actress Amelie Mauresmo; USA Serena Williams took the Comeback of the Year Award. Also, Spanish contact sport giants Barcelona won the Spirit of Sport award, and German saga Franz Beckenbauer won the Laureus Lifetime Achievement grant.Post ads:
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