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Usain Bolt and Simone Biles named Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

TOP HONOURS: Usain Bolt and Simone Biles

TOP HONOURS: Usain Bolt and Simone Biles

USAIN BOLT and Simone Biles dominated last year’s Rio Olympics and the duo have repeated history at the annual ‘Sports Oscars’.

Jamaica’s Usain, the only man to win all three sprint events at three Olympic Games, won a record-equaling fourth Laureus World Sport award after being named Sportsman of the Year.

While USA’s Simone Biles, the first woman to win four gymnastics golds in a single Olympic Games, was Laureus Sportswoman of the Year.

“I still don’t recognize myself (in the same company as these great athletes),” the 19-year-old, who has taken a year’s sabbatical following her Rio success, told CNN Sport.

“I’m fine with the time off. I’ll begin training for Tokyo 2020 at the end of this year, the beginning of next year.”

Usain, who has said he will retire after the World Athletics Championships in August, told CNN Sport: “I’ve done what I needed to do in the sport. I feel people really appreciate what I’ve done and I’m satisfied with that.”

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