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27 Nov 2012

The best athletes of 2012

The two star sprinters of London 2012 elected

 Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix were awarded athletes of the year at the annual World Athletics Gala organized by the IAAF. For the Jamaican sprinter it was the fourth success in this important competition outside of the track, while for the American athlete was the first time. Both received a trophy and a $ 100,000 prize during the ceremony that was held at the MNAC Museum of Barcelona. Atop the balance on their side, were the phenomenal achievements of the athletes at the London Olympics: Usain Bolt defended the titles won in the 100m and 200m in Beijing in 2008, creating the best times of the year in both disciplines, and led the Jamaican 4x100m relay team to win Olympic gold with the incredible time, world record of 36.84, Allyson Felix won the gold medal in the 200m and has contributed to the success of the 4x100m relay and 4x400m American, becoming the first woman since 1988 to win three gold medals in a single Olympics.