Shiffrin Nominated For 2023 Laureus World Sportswoman Of The Year Award

14-time World Championship medalist and 85-time World Cup winner Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Mikaela Shiffrin is nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award.

The award is intended for athletes that took a large leap forward in the sport in the past year. Shiffrin joined the ranks, having won her fourth overall World Cup title in the 2022 season with 14 World Cup podiums and five World Cup victories to close in on the all-time win record.

“Each nomination for a Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award comes as a surprise,” said Shiffrin. “You just need to look at the other five nominees in the category—each one is an inspirational athlete and woman who took their sports to new heights in 2022.

Nominations for this category come from the 1,400 members of the Global Media Panel. Shiffrin is in awe-inspiring company of all-time greats from an array of sports including Iga Światek (tennis), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (track and field), Katie Ledecky (swimming), Alexia Putellas (soccer) and Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (track and field). On the men’s side, star athletes including Lionel Messie (soccer), Rafael Nadal (tennis), Stephen Curry (basketball), Kylian Mbappe (soccer), Mondo Duplantis (track and field) and Max Verstappen (motor racing) were nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

“It’s an incredible honor to be nominated this year,” said Shiffrin. “2022 was a rollercoaster year for me with everything that went on in Beijing, but with hard work, belief and the truly incredible team around me, we managed to finish the season strong and win our fourth World Cup overall title. Thanks to those around me for the unconditional support, and to the world’s media for nominating me for this award.”

The winner of the award will be announced this spring. The final decision comes from a group of judges within the Laureus World Sports Academy organization.

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