Usain Bolt Wins BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
Bolt became the only man to have retained both individual sprint golds and helped his team become the first to run under 37 seconds in the relay.
The 26-year-old Jamaican starred at the London 2012 Games as he claimed 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles. His sixth Games gold made him the most decorated Olympic sprinter of all-time.
It is the third time in the past five years he has been given the BBC honour.
“It was a great Olympics, a great year and I worked really hard,” he said.
Bolt triumphed despite hamstring and back problems that had placed his participation in doubt.
After winning the 200m title, he said: “I’m a living legend. I was fast, but I was not fit enough.”