Bolt, Fraser-Pryce top RJR sporting personalities

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were named Jamaica’s top sporting personalities for 2013 at the RJR Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman awards recently.

Both athletes were also crowned the IAAF World Athletes of the Year recently. Bolt copped his fifth straight Sportsman of the Year award, following his outstanding performances at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow where he won three gold medals in the 4×100 meters relay.

“For me, this year was a wonderful year. It was hard; a lot of ups and downs, but overall it was a great season,” said Bolt.

Fraser-Pryce, who also won three gold medals in Moscow, thanked fans for their support during the year. “It was an effort from me that was collective; my managers, my teammates as well, my coaches and, of course, my family and my friends,” said Fraser-Pryce.

Usain Bolt.
AP Photo/Manu Fernandez

More from Around NYC