Britain’s Andy Murray has won the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award 2013.
Andy Murray’s first ever Grand Slam victory, at the US Open, plus an Olympic gold and silver medal in the singles and mixed doubles in London, made him a popular winner of the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award.
He said: “It was an amazing year. My first Grand Slam in New York and two medals at the Olympics in my home country. I would have taken that at the start of the year, that’s for sure. The British team had such a great Olympics and I watched loads of medals being won by the British athletes. I think I was motivated by that. The support the whole British team received during the Olympics was incredible. To all who voted for me, thank you. Winning an Award like this will definitely make me more determined to come back and do better next year.”
The Awards were announced in seven categories. The full list of winners is:
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Usain Bolt
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Jessica Ennis
Laureus World Team of the Year: European Ryder Cup Team
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Andy Murray
Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Felix Sanchez
Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Daniel Dias
Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Felix Baumgartner