• Ennis and Bolt Win Top Laureus Awards

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British heptathlete Jessica Ennis and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the Laureus World Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Awards following their success at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Ennis dominated the Olympic heptathlon and won the gold medal despite carrying the enormous pressure of home hopes at the Olympic stadium.

Bolt, who also won the award in 2009 and 2010, won gold in the 100, 200 and 4x100 metres relay in London to repeat his medal haul from Beijing. He was not there in person to receive the award at Rio's Theatro Municpal but appeared via a hologram.

Wearing a suit and tie and holding the trophy in his hands, Bolt promised to defend his Olympic titles at the 2016 Rio Games.

"Definitely I will be here in 2016," Bolt said.

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