Kingston (Jamaica)/Kuala Lumpur: World and Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica are among 42 sporting giants nominated for prestigious Laureus Awards to be presented next month.
Three times winner Bolt and Fraser-Pryce have been nominated among the six men and six women shortlisted in the sportsman and sportswoman of the year categories.
Three other athletics - top performers, Mo Farah (Britain), Raphael Holzdeppe (Germany), and Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) have been nominated to take home awards in other categories.
The Laureus World Sports Awards, established in 1999, are awarded annually to sportspeople who have been outstanding during the previous year and this time they will be presented in Kuala Lumpur.
The list of the nominees for the year, adds Xinhua.
World Sportsman: Usain Bolt (Jamaica), athletics; Mo Farah (Britain), athletics; LeBron James (US), basketball; Rafael Nadal (Spain), tennis; Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) football; Sebastian Vettel (Germany), motor racing.
World Sportswoman: Nadine Angerer (Germany), football; Missy Franklin (US), swimming; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), athletics; Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia), athletics; Tina Maze (Slovenia), skiing; Serena Williams (US), tennis
World Team: All Blacks (NZ), Rugby Union; Bayern Munich (Germany), football; Brazil Men's football Team; Bob and Mike Bryan (US), tennis; Miami Heat (US), basketball; Red Bull (Austria), motor racing.