Bolt, Fraser-Pryce headline RJR sport list

Olympic sprinting champions Usain Bolt, left, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, enjoy the musical show in tribute to the athletes who competed at the London games in Kingston, Jamaica, last year.
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Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce headline the list of nominees for the 2013 RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards.

Bolt, who won three gold medals at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, is joined by fellow sprinters Warren Weir-the World Championships 200m silver medalist and Diamond Race winner; 100m World Championships bronze medalist Nesta Carter and boxer Nicholas Walters.

Fraser-Pryce, who also won three gold medals in Moscow, is nominated for the Sportswoman of the Year award along with boxer Alicia Ashely, swimmer Alia Atkinson and cricketer Stafanie Taylor.

The People’s Choice Performance of the Year nominees are Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, Javon Francis, Dane Nelson, Khadija Shaw and Yanique Thompson. The National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards ceremony will be held on Jan. 10.

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