Scottish Rugby legend Doddie Weir, who revealed in June last year that he is fighting motor neurone disease, has won the April Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month public vote. Doddie, who has 61 caps for Scotland, was recognised for his emotional delivery of the match ball at the Scotland v New Zealand match in November and his fundraising and awareness drive through the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.
Doddie is now the second Nominee for the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year, joining March campaign winners and ski jumping legends Sven Hannawald and Kamil Stoch. Each month, from March to December, the public can select their favourite Moment from a shortlist of four videos, chosen by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy.
Monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2019 Laureus Awards Ceremony.
The Laureus Sporting Moment Award demonstrates qualities such as fair play, sportsmanship, drama and dedication, and looks beyond the scoreboard or podium. They are emotional and inspirational moments, symbolising the true value of sport and bringing to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.