Winners of the Laureus World Awards 2016

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Tennis reigned supreme at the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin as World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic from Serbia has won the 2016 Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award for the second time after earlier winning it in 2012 and US tennis legend Serene Williams has won the 2016 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award for the fourth time after winning it in 2003, 2007 and 2010.

Brazil's Paralympic swimmer Daniel Dias was named disabled sportsperson of the year after winning seven golds at the IPC Swimming World Championships. The awarding ceremony for 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards were  held in Berlin, Germany. The awards are dubbed as Oscar of the sports and are bestowed on sportspersons various categories.

The winners in the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards

1 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award Novak Djokovic (Tennis), Serbia. 
2 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Serena Williams (Tennis), United States
3 Laureus World Team of the Year New Zealand National Rugby team
4 Laureus World Comeback of the Year Dan Carter (Rugby), New Zealand
5 Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Jordan Spieth (Golf), United States
6 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Daniel Dias (Paralympic swimmer), Brazil
7 Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Jan Frodeno (Triathelete), Germany
8 Laureus World Spirit of Sport Award Johan Cruyff (Football), Netherlands
9 Laureus World Lifetime Achievement Award Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda

Laureus World Sports Awards

 The Laureus World Sports Awards is an annual award ceremony honoring remarkable individuals from the world of sports along with the greatest sporting achievements throughout the year.

 It was established in 1999 by Laureus Sport for Good Foundation  founding patrons Daimler and Richemont and supported by its global partners Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen.

 The awards are presented in 7 different categories with the potential for additional discretionary Awards given. The awards are presented in 7 different categories with the potential for additional discretionary Awards given.

 Awards carry Laureus Statuette crafted by Cartier. The statue is representation of the striving human form against an engraved representation of the continents.

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