So the nominees for the most prestigious of all the meaningless global sports awards have been announced (And well done to all the nominees by the way, considering they won’t be reading this), and despite all the great achievements by our Antipodean heroes, you know who only Aussie to get a nomination in any of the 7 categories was?
Former Wallaby Christian Lealiifano (With his successful return from leukemia) in the Comeback Of The Year category.
YEP – ASH BARTY DIDN’T EVEN CRACK A MENTION IN THE SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR CATEGORY.
EVEN NAOMI OSAKA GOT IN THERE.
LAST TIME I CHECKED, SOMEONE ELSE WON A MAJOR IN 2019, AND ACTUALLY FINISHED THE YEAR AT WORLD NO.1.
GIVE ME A SPELL.
That said, I don’t see any of them beating someone like Simone Biles, who i’m pretty sure is the living equivalent of Elastagirl from The Incredibles, or she’s secretly a lizard from one of those Star Trek planets.
But what I find even worse was that Ash couldn’t even crack the shortlist for Breakthrough of the Year, despite half the field being ordinary.
Bianca Andreescu – Last time I checked Ash also won her breakthrough major title.
Egan Bernal – Well earned, that was a historic Tour de France title.
Japan – So what if they beat Ireland, the Irish were going to lose in the quarters anyway.
Andy Ruiz – Provided proof that fat guys can box
Regan Smith – Won a few gold and broke the 200m backstroke world record
Coco Gauff – Jesus H, can we keep the pads on?
And another great athlete who got robbed big time was Brigid Kosgei – She won the London & Chicago marathons, and smashed the world record for the women’s marathon by a full 81 seconds.
Apparently that’s not even worth a mention.
ROBBED I SAY.