The Best Athlete of 2011

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Saturday (11/12), Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt and Australian hurdler, Sally Pearson at the IAAF Gala in Monte Carlo declared as the best athlete of 2011.


Bolt, previously also elected in 2008 and 2009, won awards for his world championship title in the 200 meters and 4x100 meters. He garnered more votes than his compatriot, Yohan Blake (100 meters) and Kenyan athlete, David Rudisha (800 meters).

Pearson, last season untouchable in the 100-meter hurdles, ungguk of athletes from Kenya, Vivian Cheruiyot (5000 and 10,000 meters) and Valerie Adams (shot-put) from New Zealand.