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Gymnast Biles receives Laureus award as sportswoman of the year

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Gymnast Biles receives Laureus award as sportswoman of the year

Simone Biles is Tuesday chosen as the sportswoman of the year at the prestigious Laureus gala in Monaco. The American gymnast won last summer, four times gold at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The 19-year-old Biles was the preferred swimmer Katie Ledecky, tennis player Angelique Kerber, cyclist Laura Kenny and athletes, Elaine Thompson and Allyson Felix.

Biles dropped into Brazil to olympic champion crowns in four parts (team combined events, individual pentathlon and decathlon, floor, and jump), but had to go to the bar to settle for the bronze behind the Dutch winner Sanne Wevers.

Later on Tuesday, is also the sportsman of the year”. The nominees are footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, tennis player Andy Murray, basketball players LeBron James and Stephen Curry and athletes Usain Bolt and Mo Farah.

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Remarkably enough it was the now stopped driver Nico Rosberg honored because of his ‘breakthrough’.
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The 31-year-old German was in his eleventh season for the first time world champion in Formula 1.
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Simone Biles was elected sportswoman of the year.
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Remarkably enough it was the now stopped driver Nico Rosberg honored because of his ‘breakthrough’. The 31-year-old German was in his eleventh season for the first time world champion in Formula 1.

Michael Phelps was also in the prices. The American swimmer (31) was responsible for the comeback of the year with his five gold medals in the Olympics.

The Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, Simone Biles! #Laureus17

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18:12 – 14 February 2017

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