Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn lead the list of four U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes nominated for the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
Vonn, who retired from competition following her downhill bronze medal performance at the 2019 World Championships, joins snowboarder Chloe Kim in the “Favorite Female Athlete” category, along with soccer star Alex Morgan; tennis players Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams; and gymnast Simone Biles.
Shiffrin and Vonn are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category along with NASCAR stars Joey Logano and Kyle Busch; swimmer Katie Ledecky; and Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton. Vonn won the “Need For Speed” category at the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards.
Kim and two-time Olympic snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson are both nominated in the “Favorite Action Sports Star” category along with skateboarders Nyja Huston and Brighton Zeuner; rock climber Alex Honnold; and surfer John John Florence.
Voting for the awards is open at www.NickPlay.com and on the Screens Up App, and fans can vote multiple times.
The awards will be presented on July 11 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The ceremony will be aired Aug. 10 on Nickelodeon. Former NFL defensive lineman-turned-TV host Michael Strahan will return to host the event.
Release courtesy of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.