Usain Bolt won the 2017 ESPY Best International Athlete ESPY Award for his gold-winning performance in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at Rio 2016. Bolt who will retire this year completed an unprecedented ‘triple-treble’ at three consecutive Olympics. This is Usain Bolt’s third ESPY as he won the Best International Male Athlete award in 2009 and in 2013.
Bolt beat out the shortlist of Best International Athlete nominees that included boxer Canelo Alvarez, Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronald, swimmer Katinka Hosszu and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor.
Fans from around the world vote to select ESPY winners in over 35 categories including Best Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Best Team, Best Record-Breaking Performance, Best Play, Best Moment, Best Championship Performance, Best Game, Best Championship and Best Breakthrough Athlete.
The 2017 ESPY Awards was held on July 12th, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and hosted by former American football quarterback Peyton Manning.
Below is this year’s award winners:
Best Breakthrough Athlete: Dak Prescott
Best Game: Patriots, Falcons Super Bowl
Best Coach: Bob Hurley, Sr.
Best Moment: Chicago Cubs
Best Championship Performance: Kevin Durant
Best Record-Breaking Performance: Michael Phelps
Best Play: Aaron Rodgers/Jared Cook
Best Female Athlete: Simone Biles
Best Male Athlete: Russell Westbrook
Best Team: Golden State Warriors
Best Upset: Mississippi State defeats U Conn
Best NFL Player: Aaron Rodgers
Best WNBA Player: Candace Parker
Best Male College Athlete: DeShaun Watson
Best Female College Athlete: Kelly Barnhill
Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Anna Gasser
Best Male US Olympic Athlete: Michael Phelps
Best Female US Olympic Athlete: Simone Biles
Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Steve Serio
Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Becca Meyers
Best Comeback Athlete: Jordy Nelson
Best International Athlete: Usain Bolt
Best NBA Player: LeBron James
Best MLB Player: Mike Trout
Best NHL Player: Sidney Crosby
Best Driver: Lewis Hamilton
Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Mark McMorris
Best Fighter: Demetrious Johnson
Best Male Golfer: Sergio Garcia
Best Female Golfer: Ariya Jutanugarn
Best Male Tennis Player: Roger Federer
Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
Best MLS Player: David Villa
Best Jockey: John Velazquez
Best Bowler: Jason Belmonte
Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Jarrius Robertson
Arthur Ashe Award for Courage: Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Pat Tillman Award for Service: Israel Del Toro
Icon Award: Vin Scully
About the ESPY
An ESPY Award (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) is an accolade currently presented by the American broadcast television network ABC, and previously ESPN, to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony. The first ESPYs were awarded in 1993.