Usian Bolt with his Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award.
Usian Bolt with his Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award. Stuart C. Wilson

Bolt, Biles take top Laureus Sports awards

MULTIPLE Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Simone Biles collected the top honours at the annual Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Monaco.

Bolt, who added to his medal collection with three golds in Rio last year won the Sportsman of the Year gong, while Biles who claimed four Olympic gymnastic titles in Brazil, was the Sportswoman of the year.

Bolt won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in Rio, taking his Olympic gold medal haul to nine.

He was asked to hand one of those back last month, however, after Jamaican teammate, Nesta Carter, part of the sprint relay team which won gold in 2008, tested positive for a banned substance.

Biles' four gold medals at Rio were in the team, all-around, vault and floor exercise events.

Leicester City won the Spirit of Sport Award for winning the English Premier League as a 5000-1 outsider at the start of the season.

The Foxes could have quite easily won the Team of the Year Award but that went to the Chicago Cubs who won the World Series after a 108-year drought.

American swimmer Michael Phelps won the Comeback of the Year Award after winning more five more gold medals at last year's Olympics and taking his tally to 23.

Nico Rosberg, who shocked the Formula 1 world after quitting just days after winning his first world title, took the breakthrough of the year prize.

News Corp Australia


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