The Laureus World Comeback of the 12 months Award is given to the sportsperson or staff who has overcome damage, sickness, adversity, disappointment or failure and risen again to triumph within the sporting area. The Award may additionally mark a historic fightback by a person or a staff in a sporting occasion or collection of sports activities occasions. Valentino Rossi faces some powerful rivals for the award together with Roger Federer, FC Barcelona and Justin Gatlin. It’s nice to see a bike racer within the highlight like this because it brings extra consciousness to our beloved sport.
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January 16, 2018 – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has been nominated for the Laureus World Comeback of the 12 months award for his heroics final season, with the Italian competing within the 2017 Aragon GP simply over three weeks after breaking his tibia and fibula. The ‘Physician’ sustained the damage when coaching enduro and was pressured to take a seat out his dwelling spherical at Misano, however surprised the paddock and the world as he battled on the entrance subsequent day trip at MotorLand – and got here dwelling fifth. It’s not the primary time he’s been nominated, and he took the honour in 2011 following his 2010 battle again to the entrance from an identical damage. In 2006, VR46 additionally took the Spirit of Sport Award.
This Laureus nomination is a excessive honour as soon as once more because it pitches the nine-time World Champion in opposition to FC Barcelona, Roger Federer, Justin Gatlin, Sally Pearson and Chapecoense – all very totally different comebacks in very totally different sports activities, with very totally different tales.
The Laureus World Sports activities Awards Ceremony will happen within the “Salle des Etoiles” in 2018, which is a part of the Sporting Membership Monte Carlo. The Monegasque venue welcomes the event on the 27th February.