London - Chapecoense,
the Brazilian football team which was torn apart by a devastating plane crash
and whose revival and comeback inspired the football community, have won the
November Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year public vote.
Defender and crash
survivor Alan Ruschel, who made an emotional return to the pitch in a friendly
against FC Barcelona in August, is also recognised in the emotional video which
received the most votes in the November competition.
Each month, from August to December, the
public have selected their favourite Moment from a shortlist of six videos, chosen
by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy.
The five monthly
winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being
announced at the 2018 Laureus Awards Ceremony on February 27 in Monaco.
Chapecoense’s moment will now join Bradley Lowery and Jermain Defoe, Kimi Räikkönen and his
6-year-old fan Thomas Danel and inspirational 18-year-old motor racing driver
Billy Monger as the first four nominees for the 2018 Laureus Awards.
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.
To view these emotional and engaging Moments and VOTE for your favourite, visit myLaureus.com.
Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year: Contenders for December
Amazing Gesture – Motiva College fund Caiçaras’ travel for Brazilian
national basketball championship
Of His Life – Olympique de Marseille fan Kamel Zaroual is overcome
with emotion after taking a ceremonial kick-off
Still Standing – South African surfer Chris Bertrish paddle boards
for three months to raise funds for charity
In Our Lifetime - The tennis world stands still to watch rivals
Federer and Nadal playing together at the Laver Cup
Nothing Can Stop Me – Paraplegic climber Lai Chi-wai
overcomes adversity to tackle Hong Kong’s famous Lion Rock in wheelchair
To The Kids – In heart-warming act, Iowa Hawkeyes fans wave to
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