Usain Bolt won his fourth Laureus World Sports Awards on Tuesday. Bolt received his latest honour at a glamorous ceremony in Monaco by beating a top field, which included Stephen Curry, Mo Farah, LeBron James, Andy Murray and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He also won in 2009, 2010 and 2013 to join tennis star Roger Federer in winning the award on four occasions.
“Humbled and Honoured,” was how Bolt described winning the award.
“Winning my 4th @LaureusSport sportsman award. Thanks to the @LaureusSport academy and all my fans,” he said
The 30-year-old Jamaican was victorious in the 100 metres, 200m and 4x100m relay at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil – achieving that treble for the third Olympics in succession, although he has since been forced to hand back his relay gold from Beijing due to team-mate Nesta Carter being retrospectively punished for doping.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) February 14, 2017
American Simone Biles had been confirmed as the winner of the World Sportswoman of the Year award.