Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell Brown were announced last night as the 2011 RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
Two-time previous winner Bolt had been up against a group which included runner-up Yohan Blake, Lerone Clarke and Asafa Powell; cricketer Marlon Samuels and boxer Nicholas Walters.
Campbell Brown, who also won the award in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and was named the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) female athlete of the year, had been up against a group which included runner-up and cricketer Stafanie Taylor, boxer Alicia Ashley, swimmer Alia Atkinson, and fellow athletes Kaliese Spencer and Melaine Walker.
Special Awards were presented to ParaPan American Games discus gold medallist Alphonso Cunningham; World Youth Championships discus gold medallist Frederick Dacres; 100m gold and 200m silver medallist Odail Todd; long jump winner Chanice Porter; World University Games gold medallists O’Dayne Richard, Carrie Russell, Anneisha McLaughlin, Rasheed Dwyer, Hansel Parchment and Jacques Harvey.
The People’s Choice Performance of the Year prize went to Asafa Powell for his 10.08 seconds win in the men’s 100m at the National Championships in June.
Late JAAA president Howard Aris was the posthumous recipient of the Chairman’s Award for his long, distinguished and meritorious service to Jamaica’s sports. Aris died suddenly in November 2011.
Posted: January 21st, 2012 | Filed under: General | Tags: Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt 2012, Usain Bolt Athlete Of The Year, Veronica Campbell Brown, Veronica Campbell Brown 2012, Veronica Campbell Brown Athlete Of Year | No Comments »