Double Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin and Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim, who each dominated their competition this past season, are nominated for the 2019 ESPY Awards.
Shiffrin is fresh off a record-smashing 2019 season, making history with a whopping 17 FIS Ski World Cup victories, four World Cup titles and three World Championship medals – two golds and one bronze – including becoming the only athlete in the history of ski racing to win four successive World Championship gold medals in a single discipline (slalom). With what is her best season yet (at a mere 24-years-old), she established herself among the upper echelon of athletes as arguably the most dominant athlete in the world. Shiffrin joins three powerhouse female athletes in the “Best Female Athlete” category: soccer star Alex Morgan, gymnast Simon Biles and basketball player Breanne Stewart.
Kim cleaned house at the 2018 ESPYS, winning the Best Female Athlete, Best Female Action Sports Athlete and Best Female U.S. Olympic Athlete awards. She dominated her competition this past season, winning her first halfpipe World Championships title in Park City, Utah, and walking away with an 83% winning percentage on the season. Kim is up for Best Female Action Sports Athlete, joining skier Kelly Sildaru, snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and surfer Stephanie Gilmore.
The award show gathers top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 27th ESPYS will be hosted by Tracy Morgan and will broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, July 10, at 8 p.m. ET from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Voting for the awards is open at www.espn.com/espys, and fans can vote multiple times.
Release courtesy of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.