The 2011 Laureus World Sports Award won by Rossi

Rossi, the Nine time world champion recently won the  2011 Laureus World Sports Award ‘Comeback of the Year’ prize in Abu Dhabi.


In the year 2010 Valentino Rossi had to pause his racing career due to his injury following a crash during the practice session crash at Mugello on June 5th. His  incredible recovery from injury in 2010 was recognised by the Laureus Academy on Monday, as the Italian MotoGP rider was honoured with the 2011 Laureus World Sports Award ‘Comeback of the Year’ prize.

The Academy, which is made up of 46 of the greatest sportspeople of all time, voted Rossi’s remarkable return to action just 41 days after an exposed fracture of his right tibia as the most deserving of the award. The Italian suffered the injury in a practice session crash at Mugello on June 5th, and was back on track for the opening practice session of the German Grand Prix on July 16th.

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Source: MotoGP.com

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