Bolt targets third, even fourth BBC Overseas Personality Award
According the Jamaican Gleaner – Colossal Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Award for the second year in a row, becoming only the third person in history to win the award in successive years.
Bolt, 23, sensationally broke his world records in the 100 (9.58 seconds) and 200 metres (19.19) at the IAAF World Championship in Berlin in August to repeat his remarkable sprinting achievements from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Speaking via an earlier recorded message, Bolt thanked his fans and said he felt honoured to collect back-to-back awards from the world famous broadcast outfit.
“It is an honour to win this prestigious award again. Hopefully I can break the record and win it three or four years in a row,” he said.
Tennis superstar Roger Federer, who was the other contender for this year’s award, and boxing legend Muhammad Ali are the only other sports stars to have won the award on successive occasions.
“I am very honoured and I thank the BBC and all my fans for voting for me,” said Bolt, who also copped the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award last month for the second year in a row.