Wenger, Djokovic Win At 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards

World number one, Novak Djokovic and former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, on Monday, won Sport Man of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards respectively at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards.

 

Djokovic, 31, won the award after claiming victory at both the US and Australian Open.

Wenger left the London club last summer after 22 years in charge, winning three Premier League titles and ensuring that the club won a record 12 FA Cup title while his spell lasted.

United States’ gymnast, Simone Biles won the top prize in the women’s category as she was named Sport Woman of the Year, after winning four gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the 2018 World Championships.

Golfer, Tiger Woods, won the Comeback award, while tennis star, Naomi Osaka, emerged Breakthrough of the Year.

Woods, a 14-time major winner won the season-ending Tour Championship by two shots in 2018, to record his first win in five years following a spinal fusion surgery.

Japan’s Osaka won her first Grand Slam title at the US Open last year, then won the Australian Open last month.

FIFA 2018 World Cup winners, France, won the Team of the Year Award, while Kenyan athlete, Eliud Kipchoge, took the Exceptional Achievement Award, after beating world marathon record by 78 seconds in Berlin last year.

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