Bolt among top athletes on Time’s ‘most influential’ list


Sports figures including Jamaican sprint star, Usain Bolt ,and NBA Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, have been included in Time Magazine’s 2016 “100 Most Influential People” list published yesterday, according to AFP.

Olympic athlete Usain Bolt attends Hublot’s celebration of its grand opening of Hublot Fifth Avenue on Tuesday in New York City. (Photo: AFP)
Usain Bolt 

US golfer Jordan Spieth, Britain’s Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, UFC great Ronda Rousey and American swimmer Katie Ledecky also made the list.

So did Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, ranked number one in the world in doubles who was praised as an inspiration to a generation of Indians in a tribute written by cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Ziggy Marley writes on Bolt, calling him a “unifying force” in Jamaica, while ballerina Misty Copeland writes in appreciation of Golden State Warriors star Curry.

Other names with sporting links to make the list include Caitlyn Jenner — the former Olympic decathlon champion turned transgender icon.


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