Usain Bolt In The Running For BBC’s Overseas Sports Personality Award

Jamaica’s ace sprinter Usain Bolt is yet again nominated for another overseas award.

Bolt, the Jamaican super star, is now not only in the habit of winning races on the tracks locally and internationally, but also sport awards for his solid and impressive performance.

This year, sport enthusiasts and even the casual observer would have been greeted with the following news headlines in the press:

Usain wins 7th Title in Ostrava

Usain  wins 200M in New York

9.87 secs twice in London DL

Usain wins World 100M title in Beijing

Usain adds the 200M Gold to complete the Sprint Double

Usain wins Eleventh World Championships Gold

On the other hand, his numerous awards over the years include among others the following:

Jamaica Sportsman of the Year

IAAF World Athlete of the Year

Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

L’Équipe Champion of Champions


This year, the Jamaican super star is one of six athletes nominated for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2015.

He has already won the BBC award three times — 2008, 2009, and 2012.

The BBC award recognizes the overseas athlete who has made the most contribution to sport this year and will be presented at the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony on December 20.

Bolt’s exploits this year include victory in the men’s 100m and 200m at the World Championships in Beijing after recovering from injuries.

The public in the United Kingdom is being invited to cast their votes to decide on the overseas athlete of the year for the first time in the history of the annual awards.

Athletes competing for the award are Usain Bolt (athletics) Jamaica, Dan Carter (rugby union) New Zealand, Novak Djokovic (tennis) Serbia, Katie Ledecky (swimming) USA, Jordan Spieth (golf) USA, and Serena Williams (tennis) USA.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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