KINGSTON – Sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been named Jamaican Athletes of the Year by the Jamaican athletics federation.

On receiving the award, Bolt said, “This one means a lot more because I put in a lot of hard work to get back to where I needed to be so I could win this award, so for me it's a big one.”

Stephen Francis won coach of the year while the women’s world champion 4x400m team won the Outstanding Performance of the Year award.

400m sensation Christopher Taylor was named youth athlete of the year.



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