Tiger Woods, Laureus Awards and other sports news

Finish your week well informed with the main news from the world of sports in Latin America and the world.

Tiger Woods and Ansu Fati

These are the most relevant sports news of this week. Photos: Flickr-Keith Allison, IG-ansufati

LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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Tiger Woods, injured in a car accident

On Tuesday morning, professional golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a car accident for which he had to be hospitalized and taken for surgery. Woods suffered open fractures to his tibia and fibula, as well as injuries on his foot. Although he is already in the process of recovery, his future as a professional is at stake. The Los Angeles County Sheriff commented that the athlete was " lucky to be alive " in an interview this week.

Various celebrities and athletes have come out to support Woods. Figures of the level of Barack Obama, Mike Tyson, Stephen Curry and others have wished him a soon recovery.

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These are the nominees for the Laureus World Sports Awards

The annual event honoring "the greatest and most inspirational sporting triumphs of the year" unveiled this year's potential winners.

Here are the nominees in the different categories:

Male Athlete of the Year:

  • Armand Duplantis. (Athletics)

  • Joshua Cheptegei. (Athletics)

  • Lebron James (Basketball)

  • Lewis Hamilton (Formula One)

  • Rafael Nadal (Tennis)

  • Robert Lewandoski (Soccer)


Female Athlete of the Year

  • Anna Van der Vreggen (Cycling)

  • Breanna Stewart (Basketball)

  • Brigid Kosgei (Athletics)

  • Federica Brignone (Ski)

  • Naomi Osaka (Tennis)

  • Wendi Renard (Soccer)


Team of the year:

  • Bayern Munich (Soccer)

  • Argentina National Rugby Team

  • Kansas City Chiefs (Football)

  • Liverpool FC (Football)

  • Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball)

  • Mercedes AMG Pertonas (Formula 1)


Laureus Breakthrough of the year

  • Ansu Fati (Soccer)

  • Dominic Thiem (Tennis)

  • Iga Swiatek (Tennis)

  • Joan Mir (Motorcycling)

  • Patrick Mahomes (Football)

  • Tadej Pogacar (Cycling)


Return of the year

  • Alex Morgan (Soccer)

  • Alex Smith (Football)

  • Daniel Bard (Baseball)

  • Kento Momota (Badminton)

  • Max Parrot (Snowboarding)

  • Mikaela Shifriin (Ski)


Laureus Sport for Good Award

(Rewards foundations that, through sports, have impacted youth in the world)

  • Boxgirl Kenya

  • Colombianitos Foundation

  • Kickformore


Fausto Gresini passed away

Two-time motorcycle world champion Fausto Gresini died in Bologna Italy at the age of 60. Gresini had been struggling with the coronavirus for more than 2 months before passing away . His absence leaves a very big void for the motor sport world. Grecini was world champion in 1985 and 1987 .