Usain Bolt will soon be the most decorated athlete in the world, judging by all the awards he is receiving.
At the Royal Armouries Musuem in Yorkshire, Bolt collected another award when he was voted the Outstanding Male Athlete of 2009 at the 28th annual Commonwealth Sports Awards, in Leeds England.
Founded by Jamaican sports promoter, Al Hamilton MBE in 1980, the Jamaican sprinter beat nominees Sir Christopher Hoy, the Scottish cycling hero, and Samuel Kamau Wanjiru, the brilliant Kenyan athlete, for the top honour.
Mike Fennell President of the Commonwealth Games Federation accepted the award after Bolt’s acceptance via video-link.
In the video link Bolt advised the youth of Leeds ‘to be the best that they could possibly be by working hard’.
The CSA was another successful event with former heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis making the trip all the way from his Jamaican home in Montego Bay to support the event.
Hamilton now focuses his energies on the second staging of the annual Caribbean Awards Sports Icons which is being held at Breezes hotel in the Bahamas on 20 November.
Many Caribbean sports stars will be at that one following the success of the inaugural CASI in Jamaica last November.