BEST SPORTING MOMENT OF THE YEAR NOMINEES 2018

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Voted for in a global poll by sports fans, the Laureus Best Sporting Moment Award demonstrates qualities such as fair play, sportsmanship, drama and dedication, and looks beyond the scoreboard or podium. The Moments symbolise the true values of sport and bring to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.
Nominees are listed in alphabetical order.

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Billy Whizz is Back (UK)
18-year-old Formula 4 racer Billy Monger suffers life-changing injury but doesnot let it hold him back. Monger lost both lower legs but his positive attitude andwill to return to the sport he loves brought him widespread support from themotorsport community.
 


Brave Bradley’s Fight (UK)
Terminally ill 6-year-old Bradley Lowery inspires football fans through special bond with football star Jermain Defoe. Lowery, who passed away in July 2017, was an energetic and brave young man who united and inspired football fans around the world.



Eternal Champions (Brazil)
Chapecoense, the team torn apart by a devastating plane crash, inspires the football community with their miracle revival and comeback, none more so than defender and crash survivors Alan Ruschel, Jakson Follmann and Neto.



Wave For The Kids (USA)
In heart-warming act, Iowa Hawkeyes fans wave to sick kids in the children’s hospital beside their stadium. At the end of the first quarter of each home match, the entire stadium turns to wave at the young people in the hospital overlooking the Kinnick Stadium. A special moment which has become a moving tradition.



When Tears Turn Into Smiles (France/Finland)
Ferrari fan Thomas Danel’s day is turned around when he meets his hero, Kimi Raikkonen. After shedding tears of heartbreak as his hero crashed out of the Spanish Grand Prix, Thomas’ fortunes turned as he was invited to spend time with his idol in the paddock.