Simone Biles nominated for international sports award

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MONACO – Simone Biles is among the nine U.S. nominees for the 2019 Laureus Awards.

They are included with some of the greatest names in sports globally, as selected by the worlds' media.

Biles, U.S. Olympic gymnastics champion, is considered a favorite, along with Olympic slalom Champion Mikaela Shiffrin, for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award.

This is the second time Biles has been nominated for this global honor. She was the award winner in 2017.

Watch as the nominees are announced here for Sportswoman of the Year.

American athletes nominated in other categories include:

  • 2018 NBA champions The Golden State Warriors for Laureus Team of the Year
  • Winter Olympics snowboarders Shaun White and Chloe Kim, for Laureus Sportsperson of the Year
  • Winter Olympics athlete Oksana Masters, for Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability