Semenya is up for one of the most prestigious awards of the year at the 2018 Laureus Awards. – By Lwando Njamela
On Tuesday, 16 January, newly-wed mid-distance runner Caster Semenya, was once again nominated for the prestigious World Sportswoman of the Year award.
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The 800m world champion Semenya is up against strong nominees, including the Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, three-time Laureus award winner in the category, Serena Williams, 16-time world athletics championship medallist Allyson Felix, 19-year-old swimming sensation Katie Ledecky and Overall World Cup champion skier Mikaela Shiffrin all making the top six.
The nominees, as voted for by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be revealed in Monaco on 27 February and votes can be cast at myLaureus.com from January 2 until February 26, with the winner being announced on stage at the awards ceremony in Monaco.
To see the rest of the nominees visit awards.laureus.com.