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April 1, 2018

Ski Jump legends Sven Hannawald and Kamil Stoch have won the Laureus Sporting Moment public vote for the month of March. Sven, the first man to win all four events of the Four Hills tournament, was commentating in Bischofshofen, Austria and witnessed Kamil making history and becoming the second man to win all four events. Instinctively, Sven left his commentary position and rushed down to personally congratulate Kamil. In an act of respect and sportsmanship, Sven welcomed Kamil to his exclusive ski jumping club.

Each month, from March to December, the public can select their favourite Moment from a shortlist of four videos, chosen by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy. Monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2019 Laureus Awards Ceremony.

The Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month campaign for April launches TODAY with four engaging and emotional Moments. April’s contenders include Brazilian Formula 1 star Felipe Massa and his final race in his home country, an emotional return to Murrayfield for Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir, the remarkable return to action of cancer-suffering Paralympic star Bibian Mentel-Spee and an historic kiss between US snowboarder Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend at the Winter Olympics.

The Laureus Sporting Moment Award demonstrates qualities such as fair play, sportsmanship, drama and dedication, and looks beyond the scoreboard or podium. They are the emotional and inspirational aspects of sport which keep fans on the edge of their seats and symbolise the true values of sport, bringing to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.

Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year - Contenders for April

FATHER AND SON – Felipe Massa receives a heartwarming message from his son after final Interlagos Grand Prix


THE KISS – US snowboarder Gus Kenworthy shares historic kiss with boyfriend Matthew Wilkas at Winter Olympics

SPORT AS REHAB – Dutch snowboarder Bibian Metel-Spee wins Paralympic gold after remarkable return from cancer

GIANT OF A MAN – Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir is overwhelmed with support in battle against MND

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.