US Sports: Usain Bolt and Williams set to be crowned

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Usain Bolt and Serena Williams, the best on the planet at what they do, are set to be honoured by the United States Sports Academy.

Bolt captured the 2012 Athlete of the Year Award thanks to his outstanding achievements on the track, while Williams topped the Female category.

Both are in the running to capture back-to-back awards, with Bolt once again in imperious form on the track this year.

The Jamaican, 27, World Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, successfully defended his 200m title at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, posting a time of 19.66, while he regained his 100m crown having false-started in Daegu in 2011 and once again led the Jamaican relay team to gold.

The fastest man on the planet, Bolt, won 10 of his 11 100m races, and was unbeaten in his five races over 200m.

As for tennis superstar Williams, she just keeps on going, and collected another couple of Grand Slams this year, courtesy of victories at the French and US Opens.

The American may have a bit of a fight on her hands to defend the female award this time though, as Jamaican athlete Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce has been matching Bolt’s achievements on the track, becoming the first woman since 1991 to win both the 100m and 200m at the World Athletics Championships.

In addition she also led the women’s 400m-relay team to gold medal success.

Votes can be posted online until midnight on December 20 and features candidates from 11 countries and 12 different sports.

Some famous names to choose from other than Bolt include basketball star LeBron James, who led the Miami Heat to a second successive NBA championship, and Barcelona football star Lionel Messi, who scored the most league goals in Europe last season.

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