Robert Lewandowski nominates Iga Swiatek for award he has gained 3 times

Robert Lewandowski nominates Iga Swiatek for award he has won three times

Barcelona star Robert Lewandowski has nominated tennis world primary Iga  Świątek for the Przegląd Sportowy, or Polish Sports activities Character of the Yr award.

Based on studies from Poland, the 34-year-old has put ahead a trio of names for the 2022 award, together with the three-time Grand Slam champion.

Lewandowski additionally nominated three-time world champion motorbike racer Bartosz Zmarzlik, and Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny.

Lewandowski has gained the Polish SPOTY award three time throughout his profession. His first got here in 2015, adopted by back-to-back wins in 2020 and 2021.

With greater than 500 profession objectives for membership and nation, seven Bundesliga Golden Boots to go together with his ten titles, and numerous particular person awards together with consecutive Ballon d’Or Striker of the Yr honours, he is among the best Polish athletes in historical past.

However this 12 months we may see a brand new winner topped when the outcomes are introduced.

Why has Lewandowski nominated Świątek?

BARCELONA, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 17: Robert Lewandowski of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his staff’s third aim in the course of the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Elche CF at Spotify Camp Nou on September 17, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Picture by Alex Caparros/Getty Photos)

Świątek loved a run of full dominance in the course of the 2022 WTA Tour and stands a powerful likelihood of scooping the Sports activities Character of the Yr award.

Her first match win of 2022 got here in February on the Qatar Open, and fewer than every week later, she turned the brand new world primary following the retirement of Ash Barty.

Since then, Świątek has seemed unstoppable.

Iga Świątek poses with the US Open trophy
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 10: Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Ons Jabeur of Tunisia throughout their Girls’s Singles Ultimate match on Day 13 of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart on September 10, 2022 within the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York Metropolis. (Picture by Julian Finney/Getty Photos)

The 21-year-old loved an astonishing unbeaten run of 37 matches, which set a brand new file for the longest profitable streak on the WTA Tour within the twenty first century.

Throughout this era, Świątek gained six tournaments back-to-back, together with the French Open.

The Pole additionally gained her first ever US Open, turning into the primary Polish lady to take action, and ended the season with eight titles and a staggering 6,030-point lead on the prime of the world rankings.

Robert Lewandowski and Iga Świątek

Robert Lewandowski and Iga Świątek
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 04: Iga Swiatek of Poland reacts to seeing Robert Lewandowski within the crowd after profitable towards Coco Gauff of The US in the course of the Girls’s Singles last match on Day 14 of The 2022 French Open at Roland Garros on June 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Picture by Adam Fairly/Getty Photos)

Lewandowski and Świątek have mutual respect for one another.

The tennis star stated she was “overawed” when the striker, who was taking part in for Bayern Munich on the time, got here to look at her on the 2022 French Open.

The 2 shared a healthful second after the match when Świątek ultimately observed he was within the crowd.

Who has gained the Polish Sports activities Character of the Yr?

Robert Lewandowski holding a Poland flag with the Champions League trophy.
LISBON, PORTUGAL – AUGUST 23: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Munich celebrates with the Champions League Trophy following his staff’s victory within the UEFA Champions League Ultimate match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 23, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Picture by Matt Childs/Pool through Getty Photos)

Lewandowski is the latest winner of the Polish SPOTY award, having claimed the accolade for the final two years.

Earlier than him, Zmarzlik gained in 2019 after profitable the Speedway Grand Prix.

Cross-country skier Justyna Kowalczyk dominated for 5 years, choosing up the award yearly from 2009 till 2013.

Earlier than her, swimmer Otylia Jędrzejczak and ski jumper Adam Małysz additionally loved three consecutive Polish SPOTY awards.

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