Egyptian Footballer Mohammed Salah Wins Laureus Sporting Inspiration Award

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Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was honoured with the Sporting Inspiration Award at the Laureus World Sports ceremony, following his support for charitable causes and commitment to fighting social injustice during the last few years.

The Laureus World Sports Awards, hosted in Spain’s city of Seville, was staged in a digital format amid coronavirus and travel restrictions. The ceremony  highlighted professional sports people who used their position to make a powerful impact on societal issues over the last 12 months.

Sarah has been active in regeneration projects in Nagrig, his hometown where the majority of the people there live in poverty.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal was named the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the Year after equalling Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles by claiming his 13th French Open crown.

Nadal picked up his fourth Laureus honour, having previously scooped the Breakthrough, Comeback and men’s individual awards.

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka won the Sportswoman of the Year Award after claiming her second US Open title last year.

Laureus hailed Osaka’s “powerful statement” at the US Open to support the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign as she highlighted racial injustice by wearing different face masks at her matches bearing the names of African Americans who died in recent years.

List of winners

Sportsman of the Year Award: Rafael Nadal

Sportswoman of the Year Award: Naomi Osaka

Team of the Year Award: Bayern Munich

Breakthrough of the Year Award: Patrick Mahomes

Comeback of the Year Award: Max Parrot

Sport for Good Award: KICKFORMORE by KICKFAIR

Lifetime Achievement Award: Billie Jean King

Athlete Advocate of the Year Award: Lewis Hamilton

Sporting Inspiration Award: Mohamed Salah

Sporting Moment of the Year Award: Chris Nikic

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