Jamaican Olympic champion Usain Bolt has been named the “Best Male Athlete” of the year by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). Sports journalists from 91 nations voted to give Bolt the fifth AIPS top award in his career. His victories in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4 x 400-meter relays at the IAAF World Championships in 2015 were cited in the choice. Bolt was previously name Male Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. In each of these years, Bolt won three gold medals in international championships.
Bolt became the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100m and 200m races in world record times and then as part of the 4x100m team that also smashed the world record later in the meet. He created history again and became a legend at the 2012 Olympic Games in London by defending all three Olympic titles with 100m, 200m and 4x100m victories, the latter in a new world record time of 36.84 secs.