U.S. swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky have each been nominated for Laureus Sports Awards, which honor top athletic performances in 2018. Both are being considered for their efforts at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.
Ledecky, who won five golds and a silver medal at the Worlds, is up for Sportswoman of the Year. Ledecky was nominated alongside track stars Allyson Felix (USA) and Caster Semenya (RSA), skier Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) and tennis players Garbine Muguruza (ESP) and Serena Williams (USA).
Dressel, the surprising seven-time gold medalist from Budapest, received a nomination for Breakthrough Athlete of the Year. Other nominees for that award include Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (GRE), golfer Sergio Garcia (ESP), boxer Anthony Joshua (USA), soccer player Kylian Mbappe (FRA) and tennis player Jelena Ostapenko (LAT).
The awards will be handed out Tues., Feb. 27 in Monaco. Read more about the nominees and the history of the awards here.