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Usain Bolt, Serena Williams voted International Sports Press Best Athletes of the year again

Published: Thursday January 2, 2014 | 12:14 pm Comments 0
Usain Bolt – Ricardo Makyn photo
Usain Bolt – Ricardo Makyn photo
Usain Bolt – File
Usain Bolt – File
Serena Williams – AP
Serena Williams – AP
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – File
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – File

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (CMC):

For the second year in a row Olympic and World champion Usain Bolt and American tennis star Serena Williams have been voted International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Best Athletes.


A panel of 470 sports journalists from 96 countries voted in this year’s poll.

Bolt received an overwhelming 1,282 votes, followed by Formula One Sebastien Vettel on 499 and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo on 437.

Williams, who in 2013 aced her finest season statistically with a 78-4 record, and 11 titles, received 915 votes, ahead of Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayev (644) and Jamaican athletics star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (551).

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