(Ottawa, ON – February 11, 2015) Canadian para-cyclist Shelley Gautier is up for a highly prestigious international award – the Laureus Sportsperson with a Disability.
Gautier is shortlisted among a select group of international para-athlete.
“We are delighted to hear that Shelley has been nominated for this highly prestigious award. Gautier has persevered many years to become a World-class athlete and multiple time World Champion. She has inspired many in Canada to reach their goals and accomplish their dreams. We couldn’t be prouder of all the accomplishment she boasts throughout her short yet fruitful career as a para-cyclist,” said Greg Mathieu, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General at Cycling Canada.
The Laureus World Sports Awards will take place on April 15 in Shanghai, China.
Laureus is a universal movement celebrating the power of sport as a force for good to bring people together. It is composed of three core elements – the Laureus World Sports Academy, the Laureus World Sports Awards and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation – which collectively celebrate sporting excellence and harness the power of sport to promote social change.
The winners will be announced during a televised ceremony, which in 2014 was broadcast as a live broadcast to over 100 countries around the world and to over 160 countries and territories in total.
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