Bolt Nominated for Best International Athlete

Jamaica’s double sprint world record holder Usain Bolt has been nominated to a star-studded group of five contenders shortlisted to win the annual ESPYS Award for the best international athlete.

Bolt who successfully retained his sprint titles at last year’s Olympic Games in London, was selected to the group that also includes tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, boxer Juan Manuel Marquez, Real Madrid goal-scoring sensation Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s FIFA World Player of the Year, Lionel Messi who won the award last year.Bolt ESPYS, Bolt best athlete

The ESPYS awards which will be presented on July 17 will see fans from around the world voting to select winners in 35 categories including best female athlete, best team, best record breaking performance, best championship and best breakthrough athlete.

The 26 year old Bolt since rising to global stardom at the 2008 Beijing Olympics has been a two-time ESPYS award winner, first claiming the best international male athlete in 2009 before he was named the best track and field athlete for the year 2010.


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