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11 Olympians among First Citizens Sports Awards nominees

Newsday :: 11.03.2017

A TOTAL of 11 persons who competed at both the Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last August are among the field of 58 male and female nominees for the First Citizens Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2016.

The ceremony will take place on Friday at Queen's Hall, St Ann's from 8 pm.

Keshorn Walcott, Trinidad and Tobago's lone medalist at the Summer Games (bronze in the men's javelin) was selected, along with fellow track and field ace Michelle-Lee Ahye (finalist in the women's 100 metres, 200m and 4x100m relay), Nigel Paul (boxing), Felice Aisha Chow (canoeing/ kayaking), Marisa Dick (gymnastics), Christopher George (judo), Dylan Carter (swimming), Njisane Phillip (cycling) and Andrew Lewis (sailing).

A pair of Paralympic Olympic medalists – Akeem Stewart (men's F44 javelin gold and F44 discus silver) and Nyoshia Cain (women's T44 100m bronze) also feature among the nominees.

Also on Friday's agenda will be the presentation of both the Jeffrey Stollmeyer Award (for the best sporting administration) and the Lystra Lewis Award (for the Team of the Year).

NOMINEES (sporting discipline in brackets) – Nigel Paul (Boxing); Franklyn Boodram, Bridget Singh (Automobile Sports); Will Lee, Jada Renales (Badminton); Dexter Simon, Vanessa Hill (Body Building); Matthew Robinson, Felice Aisha Chow (Canoeing/Kayaking); Kevin Cupid, Gabriella Johnson (Chess); Evin Lewis, Merissa Aguilleira (Cricket); Njisane Phillip, Teniel Campbell (Cycling); Kwasi Emmanuel, Petal Derry (Hockey); Levi Garcia, Kimika Forbes (Football); Sachin Kumar, Monifa Sealy (Golf); Marisa Dick (Gymnastics); Ronald Ali (Horse Racing); Christopher George, Gabriella Wood (Judo); Shiva Sookdeo, Tamara Joseph (Karate); Samantha Wallace (Netball); Akeem Stewart, Nyoshia Cain (Paralympics); Ross Garcia (Powerboat Racing); Adrian Knox, Lutchmi Sookram (Powerlifting); Stuart Johnson (Rally); Shakeel Dyte, Apphia Glasgow (Rugby); Andrew Lewis, Kelly-Ann Arrindell (Sailing); Roger Daniel, Savita Beatrice (Shooting); Kale Wilson, Charlotte Knaggs (Squash); Jyiell Lewis (Surfing); Dylan Carter, Cherelle Thompson (Swimming); Yuvraaj Dookram, Aleena Edwards (Table Tennis); Khaidem Neblett, Megan Lawrence (Taekwondo); George Vire (Target Archery); Akiel Duke, Carlista Mohammed (Tennis); Keshorn Walcott, Michelle-Lee Ahye (Track And Field); Jason Costelloe, Jenna Ross (Triathlon); Daneil Williams, Sinead Jack (Volleyball).



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