Kim, Vonn, Shiffrin, Anderson Nominated for Kids' Choice Awards
Chloe Kim (Torrence, Calif.), who dominated the competition this past season, winning her first halfpipe World Championships title in Park City, Utah, and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colo.) lead the list of four U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes nominated for the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sport Awards.
Vonn, who retired from competition following her downhill bronze medal performance at the 2019 World Championships, joins Kim in the “Favorite Female Athlete” category, along with soccer star Alex Morgan; tennis players Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams; and gymnast Simone Biles.
Mikaela Shiffrin (Avon, Colo.) and Vonn are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category along with NASCAR stars Joey Logano and Kyle Busch; swimmer Katie Ledecky; and Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton. Vonn won the “Need For Speed” category at the 2018 Kids' Choice Awards.
Kim and two-time Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) are both nominated in the “Favorite Action Sports Star” category along with skateboarders Nyja Huston and Brighton Zeuner; rock climber Alex Honnold; and surfer John John Florence.
Voting for the awards is open at www.kcs2019.com and on the Screens Up App, and fans can vote multiple times - so vote for your favorite U.S. Ski & Snowboard athlete, and then vote again and again. And again.
The awards will be presented on July 11 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The ceremony will be aired Aug. 10 on Nickelodeon. Former NFL defensive lineman-turned-TV host Michael Strahan will return to host the event.