Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce shortlisted for Laureus award

Administrator on December 19, 2012, 4:17 pm 2192 3
Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce shortlisted for Laureus award

The Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been shortlisted for the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards. Usain and Shelly-Ann were nominated under the categories Sportsman and Sportswoman respectively for their outstanding performance in athletics. They along with other great Olympic stars will 

Bolt has already won two Laureus World Sportsman of the Year awards and is aiming for the third after dominating gold medals in all three sprint events in London – 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay. 

Fraser-Pryce, the fastest woman on earth after successfully defending her 100m Olympic title, is in competition with Britain`s Jessica Ennis, who won the heptathlon gold in front of an ecstatic home crowd. 

The Laureus World Sports Award is an annual event that celebrates the most remarkable men and women in sports, based on performances of the previous calendar year. Shortlisting is done by a selection panel with the end result being 7 categories consisting of 6 shortlisted nominees. The members of the Laureus World Sports Academy then will vote via ballot to declare the winners of each category.  The ceremony will be televised on March 11.

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