The sports world looks on Monday evening to Monaco. At the Laureus Gala, the best athletes will be awarded and female athletes of the past year. In The Middle Of It: Ironman World Champion Daniela Ryf. The solo thurnerin is nominated at the Gala in the category “world sportsperson of the year” – but empty.

The gymnast Simone Biles wins for the second Time in a row, the coveted award. At the gymnastics world Championships in Doha last year, the American brings four Gold, a silver and a Bronze medal. An incredible Palmarès. Biles wins against Kerber, Ledecka, Halep, Shiffrin and Ryf.

In the men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic wins. The Serb won in his Comeback year with two Grand Slam titles (Wimbledon, US Open), the Masters in Cincinnati and Shanghai, and the top of the world conquered ranking. It was the fourth world athlete title for betting, he was up against LeBron James, Mbappé, Hamilton, Kipchoge and Modric.

Emotional Lindsey Vonn receives Award

Lindsey Vonn will be honored for their outstanding careers with the Spirit of Sport Award. All in White, the American takes the prize. “It feels really weird, so in retirement…” says the Ski Queen, and makes for a laugh in the audience. “But I’m also very sad to leave this Sport. I know that I can do everything that I’ve learned to take in my new life.” With a big thank you and visibly moved, the Ski-Queen adopted. (jsl)

The rest of the awards:

Tiger Woods (Golf, USA)
Newcomer of the year: Naomi Osaka (Tennis, Japan)
Spirit of Sport Award: Lindsey Vonn (Ski, USA)
action athlete of the year: Chloe Kim (Snowboard, USA)
award for lifetime achievement: Arsène Wenger (the longtime coach of Arsenal London)
Team of the year: national team France (football)
special prize for exceptional performance: Eliud Kipchoge (Marathon, Kenya)
disabled athlete of the year: Henrieta Farkasova (Ski, Slovakia)
sports moment of the year: Xia Boyu (the double Amputee climbed Mount Everest)