KINGSTON, Jamaica: World and Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica are among 42 sporting giants nominated for prestigious Laureus Awards to be presented next month.
Three-time winner Bolt and Fraser-Pryce have been nominated among the six men and six women shortlisted in the sportsman and sportswoman of the year categories.
Three other athletics top performers, Mo Farah (United Kingdom), Raphael Holzdeppe (Germany), and Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) have been nominated to take home awards in other categories.
The Laureus World Sports Awards, established in 1999, are awarded annually to sportspeople who have been outstanding during the previous year.
The 2014 staging of the awards is set for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 26.