Usain Bolt was named 2017 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year at a ceremony in Monaco yesterday.
Bolt, who successfully defended his Olympic 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles to leave Rio as one of the 2016 Olympic Games’ biggest heroes, received the honour for a record-equalling fourth time. The 30-year-old Jamaican won previously in 2009, 2010 and 2013.
US gymnast Simone Biles, the first woman to win four gymnastics gold medals in a single Olympic Games, was named Laureus Sportswoman of the Year.
US swimmer Michael Phelps won the Comeback of the Year honour after returning to competition to compete at the Rio Games, where he became the most decorated Olympian of all time.