Usain Bolt Leads Prensa Latina Sports Survey

Havana, Nov 23. -Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on Wednesday got another vote in the Prensa Latina survey to select the best sports people in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2011.Bolt, world champion in the 200 meters at Daegu-2011 and member of the 4×100 relay that won the gold medal and set a world record in that event in South Korea, received the support of the state-owned Bolivia TV channel, thus totaling two votes and thus lead the best male athlete selection.

According to the IAAF, the Jamaican athlete was awarded the best athlete of the world in 2011, and he also won the survey in 2008 and 2009.

For best female athlete, the Bolivian network chose Colombian Catherine Ibargüen, world champion in Daegu and gold medallist in the Pan American Games of Guadalajara.

Ibargüen, who also has a world record in the triple jump, won her first point in the survey to draw with Brazilian vaulter Fabiana Murer, also winner in South Korea and regional runner-up champion in Mexico.

For best team in the region, the Bolivia TV chose the Uruguayan national soccer team, champion of the 2011 Copa America in Argentina.

The survey will be open to media around the world who should submit their vote via email: deportes@prensa-latina.cuEsta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra los robots de spam, necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla , or to Prensa Latina correspondents in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

The survey will reward the best male and female athletes, outstanding team and also give certificates to the 10 athletes with most votes after the individual winners.

The deadline for voting closes on Thursday, December 22, 2011 and the results will be announced the next day. (Prensa Latina)