Representatives of the international media have had their say and nominated some of the biggest and most impressive names in sport for the maiden edition of the Nobel World Sports Personality Awards in Berlin.
The Nobel World Personality Awards is organized by the Nobel Foundation who have been awarding Nobel Prizes for years.
Unlike other sports award whereby emphasis are being placed on only the big names, the Nobel World Sports Personality Award looks beyond that. It considers all areas of sports, performances based on one’s resources and facilities in country of residence, age, years of practice, game ethics and consistency.
The “Nobel World Sports Personality Awards” promises to be one of the hottest battles we’ve ever seen. Among the big names nominated are: Usain Bolt, as well as the number one from the world tennis rankings, Novak Djoković, not to mention three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, and Lionel Messi, five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, NBA star Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors and the number one from the golfing world, Jordan Spieth.
With over 50 categories available for grabs for sportsmen, below are few of the highly competitive categories:
Nobel World Sports Personality of The Year
Wayde van Niekerk
Nobel Africa Sports Personality Of The Year
Caster Semenya – South Africa
Eliud Kipchoge – Kenya
Wayde van Niekerk – South Africa
Chad de Clos = South Africa
Julius Yego – Kenya
David Rudisha – Kenya
Stephen Kiprotich – Uganda
Nobel Asia Sports Personality Of The Year
Joseph Schooling – Singapore
Eric Cray – Philippines
Sopita Tanasan – Thailand
Hsu Shu-ching – Taiwan
Wang Zhen – China
Long Qingquan – China
Sun Yang – China