Aitana Bonmatí, dressed to succeed: drapery and diamonds at the sports Oscars

The good streak of the Catalan soccer player continues. After winning the prizes of the UEFA, The Best and the Ballon d’Orcollected the award this Monday Laureus for Best Athlete of the Yeara recognition that adds to her impressive resume at the age of 26 after winning, in 2023, the Women’s World Cup with the Spanish National Team. Aitana Bonmatí She went up on stage to collect her award excitedly: “Last year was incredible for me and my teammates. We have won everything with the club, with the national team. I am grateful for this collective effort for which I am here today. I want to give thanks to them and to the club.”

Bonmatí also triumphed in the photocall prior to the gala dressed in a very elegant draped dress with a strapless neckline in wine color by Rick Owens, the designer trusted by such well-known faces as Zendaya, Kim Kardashian and Rosalía. Made with a soft burgundy cotton jersey, it is called Radiance and can be purchased on the multi-brand platform Mytheresa for 909 euros. She has combined it with black pumps and a sophisticated tie-type necklace in white gold with diamonds to match the earrings and a ring, all from the RABAT Diamond line.

Aitana, who has become the first Spaniard to receive a Laureus individually, has won the vote over the also recognized athletes Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), Shericka Jackson (Jamaica) and Sha’Carri Richardson (United States), among other. The Laureus Awards, known as the Oscars of sport, recognize the footballer for having played a decisive role in the World Cup with Spain, as well as for having shone during the “impressive season” of the Barcelona Football Club women’s team.

Best Women’s Team

The individual award is not the only award that Bonmatí has ​​collected this Monday. The Spanish Women’s Soccer Team, winner of the 2023 World Cup (whose final was played in Sydney with the presence of Queen Letizia and Rubiales’ controversial kiss to Jenni Hermoso) has also been recognized as the Best of the Year, becoming the first women’s team to win this recognition.

During the gala, the Catalan celebrated the progress in the recognition of female athletes and took the opportunity to demand equal rights: “I believe that what you do off the field is equally or more important than what you do on it. As female athletes we have a important responsibility and we are increasingly being heard. We ourselves want to continue raising our voices to move towards a more just and equal society.

The Best Male Athlete has gone to Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and American gymnast Simone Biles took home Best Comeback.