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Joshua Cheptegei Nominated alongside Sports Greats for Laurus Sportsman of The Year 2021

News reaching the nation this afternoon is that our national treasure and World Record holder Ugandan World champion Joshua Cheptegei has been nominated for the highest sports honour of the year, along side other greats in the sports world.

The likes of Lewis hamilton , Lebron James, Robert Lewandowski and Rafael Nadal will all be battling it out for the top prize which has been previously held by football great Lionel Messi and other sports champions such Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Sebastian Vettel , Micheal Schumacher and Usain Bolt to mention but a few.

Cheptegei who is only the tenth man in history to simultaneously hold the 5000m and 10,000 m world records concurrently faces stiff competition.

Cheptegei after smashing the 5000m world record in Monaco Diamond League 2020

He is up against front runner Lewis hamilton who has a world record equalling 7 Formula 1 championships he holds with Micheal Schumacher. Hamilton also made a record 95 Grand prix wins in the most recently concluded formula one season.

Lewis Hamilton after winning his 92nd Grand prix overtaking Micheal Schumacher’s Record in the Portuguese Grandprix 2020

Robert Lewandowski also had a great 2020 scoring 15 champions league goals and collecting the European boot with 50 goals scored. Lewandowski also won the Fifa best player of the way ,alongside the six team trophies he won with Bayern Munich who are current European champion and Club world champions, thanks to the pole striker.

Robert Lewandowski after winning the Fifa Best Player 2020 award last year

Rafeal Nadal also achieve a great feet in 2020 after winning the French Open and equalling Rodger Federer record of 20 grand slams which the two Tennis great currently hold.

Rafael Nadal after winning a record 8th French Open Grand Slam title in 2020

Lebron James also had an outstanding basketball season after becoming one of a few players to win the NBA world championship with 3 different teams. Lebron also leads overall in the mosts points scored in NBA playoff history.

Lebron James after winning his 4th NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020

Written by Nick Spartan

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