VOTE: SA flavour to November's Laureus Best Sporting Moment nominees

2017-11-21 09:00
Luvo Manyonga (Getty)

Cape Town - He captured the hearts of millions, not least England striker Jermain Defoe, with his infectious positivity and brave smile and today, Bradley Lowery has posthumously been announced as receiving the most votes in October’s Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year public vote.

Bradley’s Moment is now a nominee for the overall Best Sporting Moment of the Year at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards.

Each month, from August to December, the public can select 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.

Bradley’s moment now joins Kimi Räikkönen and his six-year-old fan Thomas Danel and inspirational 18-year-old motor racing driver Billy Monger as the first three 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.

Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year - Contenders for November:

The Armless Archer - Matt Stutzman overcomes adversity to beat able-bodied archers at the US National Championships

Eternal Champions - The miracle comeback of Alan Ruschel, who survived the Chapecoense plane crash and returned to action months later, as part of the revival of the club after the t

Fighting Together - Crotone football manager Davide Nicola helps his side secure a miracle in Serie A safety and then cycles 1 300km to honour his son who was killed in a cycling accident

From Crystal Meth to Glory - The rise and rise of long jumper Luvo Manyonga, from the depths of drug addiction to the top of the world

The Longest Hole - Ron Rutland & Adam Rolston complete golf’s longest hole in 80 days across Mongolia

My Best Mate - Jarryd Haines and Mark Smith’s friendship proves that Australian Rules football is more than just a game

To view these emotional and engaging Moments and VOTE for your favourite, visit

Sports fans can also send videos that they have seen and enjoyed to and they will be considered for the shortlist in future months.

Visit to cast your vote!

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