Sportsman: Novak DjokovicThe Serbian had a good run last winning three major titles, the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, and taking away the tennis world No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal.

Sportswoman: Vivian CheruiyotKenya’s distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot won both 5,000 and 10,000 metres gold medals at th

Action: Kelly Slater this is his fourth Laureus Award, equalling the record of Roger Federer, the only other four-time winner.


Comeback: Darren Clarke He won the comeback Award after his Open Championship victory at the age of 42.


Breakthrough: Rory McIlroy The 22-yr-old got the award after after winning the US Open, his first Major Championship.


Disability: Oscar Pistorius  Dubbed the ‘Blade Runner’ because he uses carbon fibre blades won the award after he became the first amputee to win a track medal in the non-disabled World Championship


Team: FC Barcelona After winning the Champions League and the Spanish League in the 2010/11 season, Barcelona was the clear choice for this category of awards.