ESPN announced the nominees earlier this week for the 2016 ESPY Awards and there is no shortage of action sports stars up for ESPYs.
Bethany Hamilton is also nominated for Best Female Athlete with a Disability while Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is up for the male version of the same category. And the aforementioned Kim is also up for Best Breakthrough Athlete alongside pitcher Jake Arietta, MAA fighter Conor McGregor and basketball player Karl-Anthony Towns.
Kim, 16, had herself a spectacular winter, winning her second and third X Games gold medals and becoming the first female snowboarder to land back-to-back 1080s in the halfpipe. She is clearly the future of snowboarding. Kim would be the first snowboarder to ever win the Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY, were she to win.
Voting is now open to the public, so vote early and vote often. The 2016 ESPYs take place on Wednesday, July 13 in Los Angeles at 8 p.m.
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