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Bolt and Fraser-Pryce were crowned World Athletes of 2013

Nov 18, 2013 10:00 IST

The Jamaican sprinters, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned the male and female World Athletes of the Year, 2013 on 16 November 2013. They were selected as the world athletes of the year by the sport's governing IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco.

Gold in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 relay at the Moscow Worlds in August helped Bolt to take his all-time tally to eight golds and two silvers at the championship. Usain Bolt had been the World Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, previously. Bolt won 10 out of his 11 100m races (including heats), and was unbeaten in his five races over 200m.

Whereas, the Olympic Sprint Champion, the Fraser-Pryce claimed gold medals in three events in Moscow. Fraser-Pryce, regained her 100m title at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, winning in 10.71, which remained the fastest time of the year. Earlier, she had gold and two silvers. Fraser-Pryce became the second Jamaican woman to win, after Merlene Ottey in 1990.

Bolt and Fraser-Pryce also received a prize of 100000 US dollars.

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