T&T HONORS OLYMPIC ATHELETES
Written by IrieJam Radio on January 4, 2017
Sportsmen and women in Trinidad & Toabago have been honored for their 2016 achievements.
Last Thursday, just before the new year, the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) held its 19th annual awards ceremony to show its appreciation for its national athletes.
Javelin thrower Keshorn Walcott, was named Sportsman of the year for following his 2012 Olympic gold with bronze at the Rio Olympics. Walcott was T&T’s only Olympian to medal in 2016.
Sprinter Michelle Lee-Ahye was named Sportswoman of the year, for achieving a personal best time in the 200 meters (22.25sec) in Rio.
Sports Personality of the Year went to Akeem Stewart, who broke his own world record twice to win gold in the Paralympic javelin event, and Junior Sportsman and woman went to Cyclist Nicholas Paul and sprinter Kalifa St. Fort respectively.
The People’s Choice Award – which is determined by online voting, went to swimmer Dylan Carter.
At the ceremony the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) announced it had agreed to a four-year partnership with PUMA, replacing longtime partner Adidas to support its athletes for the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo.