World sprint champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have copped the major titles in the second Annual Caribbean Sports Awards, organized by the Caribbean Sports Journalists Association.
Bolt was unanimously chosen as the sportsman of the year, beating Paralympic athlete Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and Tobago and O’Dayne Richards of Jamaica.
The Jamaican sprinter successfully defended his titles in the 100 and 200metre, and 4x100metre at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in August.
The judges chose Fraser-Pryce for the sportswoman of the year from a list of 11 nominees including runners-up Yarisley Silva of Cuba and Alia Atkinson of Jamaica.
Fraser-Pryce continued her sprint dominance to win gold medals in the 100metre and 4x100metre in Beijing including anchoring Jamaica’s 4x100metre relay team in a championship record time of 41.07.