Usain Bolt to attend Laureus  Sportsman and  Sportswoman of the year awards

Jamaica’s  legendary  track  and  field  superstar  Usain  Bolt  will  be  in  attendance  today  at  the  Laureus  Sportsman  and  Sportswoman  of  the  year  announcement  in  Madrid, Spain.

Bolt   who  is  a four-time laureus award winner, was the last man to complete the sprint treble at the World Championships

American  Noah  Lyles  seeking  to  follow  in  the  footsteps  of  bolt  with  three  gold  medals  at  the  Budapest  World  Championships  last  year  is  on  the  shortlist  for  the  sportsman  of  the  year  award,  along  with  Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who helped fire Manchester City to the english premier league, Fa Cup and Champions league  titles  and  Swedish Pole vaulter Mondo  Duplantis, who  may have given a nudge to the jury by setting a new world record at the Xiamen Diamond League meeting in China on Saturday.

Two-times  winner  Lionel Messi,  four  times  winner  Novak Djokovic   and Max Verstappen  completes  the  mens  shortlist, while Faith kipyegon and Aitana Bonmati head the women’s nominations.

Jamaica’s  two  times  world  200  metres  champion  Shericka  Jackson  and  fellow  sprinter  Shacarrie  Richardson  of  the  usa  are  also  among  the  womens  nominees.


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