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USAIN BOLT COPS “BEST INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE” AT 2017 ESPY AWARDS!

By Jamaicans.com—

 

Usain Bolt won the 2017 ESPY  Best International Athlete ESPY Award for his gold-winning performance in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at Rio 2016.  Bolt who will retire this year completed an unprecedented ‘triple-treble’ at three consecutive Olympics. This is Usain Bolt’s third ESPY as he won the Best International Male Athlete award in 2009 and in 2013.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the "Salute to a Legend " 100 meters during the Racers Grand Prix at the national stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, Saturday, June 10, 2017. Bolt started his final season with his last race on Jamaican soil and plans to retire from track and field after the 2017 London World Championships in August. (AP Photo/Bryan Cummings)

Usain Bolt

Bolt beat out the shortlist of Best International Athlete nominees that included boxer Canelo Alvarez, Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronald, swimmer Katinka Hosszu and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor.

Fans from around the world vote to select ESPY winners in over 35 categories including Best Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Best Team, Best Record-Breaking Performance, Best Play, Best Moment, Best Championship Performance, Best Game, Best Championship and Best Breakthrough Athlete.

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Usain icon of cool

The 2017 ESPY Awards was held on July 12th, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and hosted by former American football quarterback Peyton Manning.

 

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