By Miranda Mitchell, World-Track
LOS ANGELES — Triple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica was among the host of athletes honored from their respective sports at the 17th annual ESPY awards ceremony Wednesday at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.
Bolt, who set world records of 9.69seconds over the 100m and 19.30sec for the 200m at the Beijing Olympics last summer, was honoured as the Best International Athlete.
The Jamaican 22-year-old was also a member of the country’s 4x100m relay team that set a world record of 37.10 at the Games to improve the American previous best of 37.40.
The 2009 ESPY awards show, which will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, will be televised on ESPN and ESPN HD on Sunday, starting at 9 p.m. ET.