Kim Wins Laureus World Sports Awards' Action Sports Athlete of the Year
Chloe Kim won her second straight Action Sports Sportsperson of the Year Award at the 20th Anniversary of the Laureus World Sports Awards on Monday, Feb. 17 in Berlin, Germany. Chloe took a break from studying and pulled her head out of her books to share her gratitude.
The Laureus World Sports Awards are the premier global sporting awards. First held in 2000, the annual event honors the greatest and most inspirational sporting triumphs of the year and showcases the work of Laureus Sport for Good. The event was hosted by actor Hugh Grant and featured entertainment from British singer-songwriter and former member of One Direction, Liam Payne. Nominees were determined by a vote of more than 1000 sports journalists, broadcaster and influencers from around the world, while the winners were voted for by the living sporting legends who collectively make up the Laureus World Sports Academy.
Chloe’s nomination and victory come as no surprise after having an amazing 2018-19 season. Kim topped the podium at five out of six events she entered, winning at a rate of 83%. Kim did not just win at elite level events against the best riders in the world, but she did it consistently, winning every major competition she entered from the 2018 X games to the 2019 FIS World Championships, completing over a full year of victories. This season Chloe has taken a break from competition to study at the prestigious Princeton University.
Chloe is in good company with a long list of world-class athletes taking home hardware. One highlight included Simone Biles, who continued her domination of the Laureus World Sports Awards where she was announced as the winner of her third Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award in four years, at the age of just 22.
For highlights, reaction and more information on the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards, visit laureus.com/world-sports-awards.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Simone Biles
Laureus World Team of the Year: South Africa Men’s Rugby Team
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Egan Bernal
Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Sophia Flörsch
Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Oksana Masters
Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Chloe Kim
Laureus Best Sporting Moment: ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’ – Sachin Tendulkar
Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: Dirk Nowitzki
Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award: Spanish Basketball Federation
Laureus Sport for Good Award: South Bronx United