Carter succeeds Burger in comeback award

2016-04-19 08:57
Dan Carter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Legendary All Black flyhalf Dan Carter was on Monday honoured with the Laureus Comeback of the Year Award at a ceremony in Berlin.

Carter succeeds Springbok flank Schalk Burger, who won the award last year.

On a glittering evening that recognised the outstanding sporting achievements of 2015, rugby was a big winner, with the world champion All Blacks receiving the Laureus Team Award.

“It’s nice to be recognised for the year I had in 2015. It was a very special year, not only for me, but also for the All Blacks and to be a part of that was amazing,” Carter said.

Tennis world No 1 Novak Djokovic won the major event of the night when he was crowned World Sportsman of the Year.

Award winners:

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams

Laureus World Team of the Year: All Blacks

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Jordan Spieth

Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Dan Carter

Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Daniel Dias

Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Jan Frodeno

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