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pavey shortlisted for laureus award

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Jo Pavey
11 February 2015


After an incredible 2014, Jo Pavey has been shortlisted for the prestigious Laureus World Comeback of the Year award.

Pavey became the oldest ever European champion winning 10,000m gold in Zurich last summer at the age of 40, just two weeks after an impressive bronze over 5000m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Her victory in the Swiss capital came just 11 months after giving birth to her second child Emily and saw her pip Clemence Calvin, 16 years her junior to the European crown.

On being shortlisted for the award, Pavey said she was: “very surprised and honoured to be nominated for the Laureus Sport World Comeback of the Year.”

Pavey will go head-to-head with footballers Francesco Acerbi and Diego Milito as well as South African rugby star Schalk Burger.  Completing the shortlist for the award are Winter Olympic gold medallist Pierre Vaultier and British golfer Oliver Wilson.

Also making the list of nominees is French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie shortlisted for World Sportsmen of the Year, while Valerie Adams and Genzebe Dibaba are up for the World Sportswoman of the Year.

Tatyana McFadden, who won the Grand Slam of marathons in 2015 will be hoping to pick up another accolade, with the American nominated for the World Disability Sportsperson of the Year.

The winners will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony in Shanghai on April 15.

For a full list of nominees, please visit: http://www.laureus.com/news/biggest-names-sport-celebrate-nomination-2015-laureus-world-sports-awards-0