9 Skiers Nominated for Awards at Tonight’s ESPYs in Los Angeles, CA

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Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates on the podium after winning the slalom race at the World Cup finals. Credit: Pontus Lundahl/EPA

Since 1993, the world’s best athletes have gathered to celebrate the year’s top athletic performances and victories, awarding ESPYs (which stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) by popular fan vote. For athletes hailing from around the world competing at the highest level in sports ranging from bowling to basketball, taking home an ESPY is to athletes as an Oscar is to actors.

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David Wise goes for gold. Credit: NBC

Coming off of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, nine skiers have been nominated for the 26th annual ESPY Awards in varying categories. Lindsey Vonn, who was not nominated this year, holds the record for winning the most ESPYs of any skier, having won the award for Best Female Athlete in both 2010 and 2011 and Best US Female Olympian in 2010.

And the 2018 nominees are…

  • Mikaela Shiffrin (Alpine skiing)
: Best Female Athlete and Best Female Olympian

  • David Wise (Freestyle skiing)
: Best Male Olympian and Best Male Action Sports Athlete

  • Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall (Nordic skiing): 
Best Olympic Moment

  • Henrik Harlaut (Freestyle skiing): 
Best Male Action Sports Athlete

  • Dan Cnossen (Nordic skiing): 
Best Male Athlete with a Disability

  • Andrew Kurka (Alpine skiing)
: Best Male Athlete With a Disability

  • Oksana Masters (Nordic skiing)
: Best Female Athlete With a Disability

  • Kendall Gretsch (Nordic skiing): 
Best Female Athlete With a Disability

There is still time to vote before tomorrow’s award ceremony, which is tonight (July 18th) in Los Angeles. The show can be viewed on ABC tonight at 5 pm PST.


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