Wrestler Vinesh Phogat
has become the first Indian to be nominated for the prestigious Laureus Sports
Award. The Asian Games gold medalist has made it to the ‘Laureus World Comeback
of the Year Award’ category, alongside golfer Tiger Woods.
The 24-year old wrestler, who won gold medal at the XXI Commonwealth Games had made a sensational comeback after a long injury she sustained during the Quarter Finals of 50kg freestyle wrestling event at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Among the others nominated are Winter Olympic athletes – Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris, US ski racing legend Lindsey Vonn and Dutch Paralympic champion Bibian Mentel-Spee.