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Bolt, Fraser-Pryce cop CASJA awards

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Olympians Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC):

World sprint champ-ions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have copped the major titles in the second annual Caribbean Sports Awards, organised by the Caribbean Sports Journalists Association (CASJA).

Bolt was unanimously chosen as the sportsman of the year, beating Paralympic athlete Akeem Stewart of T&T and O'Dayne Richards of Jamaica (athletics).

The Jamaican sprinter success-fully defended his titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m 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 (athletics) and Alia Atkinson (swimming) of Jamaica.

Fraser-Pryce continued her sprint dominance to win gold medals in the 100m and 4x100m in Beijing, including anchoring Jamaica's 4x100m relay team in a championship record time of 41.07.