Daniela Ryf is nominated World Sportswoman of the Year
Daniela Ryf has been nominated by Laureus for the World Sportswoman of the Year award. The pre-eminent international sports awards, which will take place in Monaco on 18 February, will honour the world's best female athletes, male athletes and teams of the past year.
Daniela is nominated for her 2018 achievements following a fourth Ironman World Champion title, along with other athletes such as Mikaela Shiffrin (ski), Simone Biles (gymnastics), Angelique Kerber (tennis), Simona Halep (tennis) and Ester Ledecka (ski and snowboard).
"Being nominated for this award is very exciting for me," said Daniela. "I am proud of what I have achieved for my country and triathlon. Being nominated for this incredibly prestigious award alongside such great athletes is amazing for me."
The organisation Laureus Sport for Good pursues their goal using the three pillars of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Laureus World Sports Academy and Laureus World Sports Awards. The goal: to use the power of sport to overcome the social challenges of today and to help disadvantaged children and young people through social sports projects.
Nelson Mandela was the patron of the foundation.
At the legendary Alpe d'Huez Triathlon only five men were faster than Daniela Ryf.