Nine-time Olympic champion, Usain Bolt has been voted the International Sports Press Association, AIPS, Best Male Athlete of twenty- sixteen for a record sixth time.
The award for Best Female Athlete went to United States gymnast and four-time champion from Rio twqenty- sixteen Simone Biles.
The vote was the result of the most international poll yet by the International Sports Press Association, AIPS, where a panel of three hundred and thirty two journalists from one hundred and ten countries voted for the Champions of twenty- sixteen.
Proving to be the star of yet another Olympic year, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt completed a “triple triple” at Rio Olmpic Games, winning the Olympic titles in each of the one hundred metres, two hundred metres and four by one hundred metres, after similar clean sweeps in London and Beijing.
Biles,stole the show, by winning a record-tying four individual Olympic gold medals and bronze with the dominant United States women’s team.