THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Sports

It’s been a big year in the world of sports, thanks in no small part to our nominees, who made waves with their athletic feats and shared their experience with the world—giving fans a look into the lives of their heroes. No matter how they performed on the field, on the court, or in the pool, these athletes won us over on social media.

If you’ve worked with a great athlete for a social media project enter the Best Use of Social Media for Sports Shorty Award.

Nominees

Calvyn Justus
The Olympics are a global phenomenon attended only by the lucky few, with competition limited to th…
finalist
Cam Newton
While Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton might be an NFL MVP, it’s sometimes hard to take him…
Hunter Pence
Which came first, Hunter Pence the right fielder for the San Francisco Giants or @hunterpence the I…
finalist
Ibtihaj Muhammad
Sabre fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad represented the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, the…
finalist
Indi Cowie
Indi Cowie is a young, Scottish-American soccer freestyler with impeccable ball-handling skills. Sh…
Jamie Vardy
As the title of his 2016 book says, Jamie Vardy came From Nowhere to become a wildly successful Bri…
Jessie Graff
Don’t mess with Jessie Graff! The professional stunt woman has a black belt in Taekwondo and a blac…
finalist
Michael Phelps
We all know Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, but we didn’t know him as a …
finalist
Richard Jefferson
Most people know Richard Jefferson as the guy who came in during Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals to r…
Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler proves that golf isn’t just an old person’s sport. At 28, he’s one of the youngest go…
winner
Simone Biles
Simone Biles earned her gold medal for individual all-around in gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olymp…
Steele Johnson
Steele Johnson couldn’t even believe that he won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio …