Bolt, Fraser-Pryce shortlisted for US Sports Academy Athlete-of-the-Year awards

NEW YORK,  CMC– Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce have been shortlisted for the United States Sports Academy Athlete-of-the-Year Award 2013.

The US Sports Academy will select the athletes of the year by an online balloting system, which closes midnight December 20.

Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce
Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce

Bolt and US tennis player Serena Williams are in the running to win back-to-back awards.

Bolt is up against the likes of Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Raphael Nadal and Lionel Messi while Williams will have to fend off a challenge from Fraser Pryce and US swimming sensation Missy Franklyn.

This year’s selection features 11 countries and 12 sports.

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