Olympic stars dominate Laureus nominations

Olympic stars Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis, Missy Franklin, Michael Phelps and Bradley Wiggins are among the nominees for the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards.

Andy Murray and Serena Williams have also been nominated after their Olympic and Grand Slam tennis triumphs.

Football superstar Lionel Messi is on the shortlist for the fourth year.

Sebastian Vettel has been nominated after winning his third Formula One World Championship.

The European Ryder Cup golfers have been selected in Team and Comeback categories.

Nominees:

Sportsman
Bradley Wiggins - Cycling
Lionel Messi -Football
Michael Phelps - Swimming
Mo Farah - Athletics
Sebastian Vettel - Motorsport
Usain Bolt - Athletics

Sportswoman
Allyson Felix - Athletics
Jessica Ennis - Athletics
Lindsey Vonn - Skiing
Missy Franklin - Swimming
Serena Williams - Tennis
Shelly- Ann Fraser-Pryce - Athletics

Team
China Olympic Table Tennis Team
European Ryder Cup Team - Golf
Miami Heat - Basketball
Red Bull Formula One Team
Spain Men's Football Team
United States Men's Basketball Team

Breakthrough
Andy Murray - Tennis
Gabby Douglas - Gymnastics
Kirani James - Athletics
Neymar - Football
Yannick Agnel - Swimming
Ye Shiwen - Swimming

Comeback
Anna Meares - Cycling
Ernie Els - Golf
European Ryder Cup Team - Golf
Felix Sanchez - Athletics
Germany Men's Olympic Eights Team - Rowing
Tirunesh Dibaba - Athletics

Disabled
Alan Fonteles Oliveira - Paralympic Athletics
Alex Zanardi - Para Cycling
Daniel de Faria Dias - Para Swimming
David Weir - Wheelchair Racing
Johanna Benson- Paralympic Athletics
Patrick Anderson - Basketball

- Newstalk ZB

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