March 30, 2009 01:53:49 GMT
Peyton Manning and Candace Parker won Favorite Male Athlete and Favorite Female Athlete awards respectively at the 22nd Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards over the weekend.
National Football League (NFL) athlete Peyton Manning was one of the winners in sports at Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards which was held at L.A.'s Pauley Pavilion on Saturday night, March 28. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback won the award for the category of Favorite Male Athlete.
Winning the Favorite Male Athlete category, Peyton best over some other nominees, which included 14-times Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps, basketball player LeBron James, and also professional golfer Tiger Woods. The winning, moreover, marked the first time ever that Peyton won an award at the awards show.
For the category of Favorite Female Athlete, the winner was Candace Parker. The award also marked her first winning at the annual awards gala.
22-year-old Candace is best known as one of the basketball players of Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)'s Los Angeles Sparks. Her heavy contenders for the category included auto racing driver Danica Patrick, and professional tennis players Serena Williams and Venus Williams.
Full winners of the 22nd annual awards event in movie, TV, music, and other categories can all be seen at Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards.