MONACO – Athletes Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and Ethiopian long-distance athlete, Almaz Ayana crowned best male and female athletes of the world by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) overnight.
Bolt was chosen to receive the award based on the achievement of winning the gold medal in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100-meter sprint for the third time in a row in the Olympic Games, the most recent being in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.
Previously Bolt won three gold medals at the Games in 2012 in London and 2008 in Beijing.
In Rio, Bolt, 30, clocked 9.81 seconds in the 100m, 200m and 19.78s in the quartet led Jamaica in the 4x100m relay for clocked 37.27s in the Olympic final.
Bolt, who will announce his retirement next year, bringing the world athletics championships in 2017 in London as the final field for the title of world champion for the 11th time.
Was selected for the presence of the highest sports award based on its success to break the world record for the 23-year-old in the 10,000m on the first day sporting event held in Rio.
A time of 29 minutes, 17:45 seconds done in Rio erase the old record of 29: 31.78s which created the Chinese athletes, Wang Junxia in 1993
Source : Internet