Roma great Francesco Totti has been honoured with an Exceptional Achievement award in recognition of his decorated career at the Laureus awards.
Roger Federer won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year and Comeback of the Year awards in Monaco on Tuesday night.
Wayde van Niekerk missed out on being named the IAAF world athlete of the year, but the South African superstar was still celebrating success after his coach, ‘Tannie Ans’ Botha, was handed a Lifetime Coaching Achievement award.
Olympic silver medallist and world long jumper Luvo Manyonga won the South African Sports Star of the Year award at the rainbow nation’s annual sports awards in Johannesburg on Sunday.
While Wayde van Niekerk may have missed out on gaining yet another global sporting honour, there was still something for South Africans to shout about as surfing charity ‘Waves for Change’ won the Sport for Good category at the 2017 Laureus Awards in Monaco on Tuesday night, writes MARK ETHERIDGE.
The Best Fifa Football Awards took center stage in Zurich with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Claudio Ranieri and Carli Lloyd walked away with the best individual awards on Monday.
Rio Olympics 400-metre gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk ran off with the South African Sport Star of the Year award on Sunday night.