Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton received the award Laureus World Sports

In the capital of Germany, was held the ceremony of awarding the prize to the best sportsmen of the year by the Laureus World Sports Academy. Its laureates for the year 2019 were the football team of Argentina and the Spanish “Barcelona” Lionel the Messiah and British racing driver, “Formula 1” Lewis Hamilton.

Recall that Messi in the past year, the sixth time was named the best player in the world and received the Golden ball and Golden boot. Hamilton in the season 2019 world Cup racing was the winner for the sixth time in his career and fifth in a row.

Athlete of the year recognized by American gymnast Simone Bails that at the world Championships he won five gold medals. This is her fifth award Laureus World Sports Academy. The best team was named team South Africa at Rugby, who won in 2019 world Cup.

Special prizes marked the eight-time Paralympic champion, American Oksana masters, the winner of the race “Tour de France” in 2019 the Colombian Egan Bernal, Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, the German antagonize Sophia Flers and basketball player Dirk Nowitzki.