"Sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste and West Indies batsman Darren Bravo were named the Trinidad & Tobago Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year. The 25-year-old Baptiste grabbed a bronze medal in the women`s 100 metres at this year`s World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, clocking 10.98 seconds to finish behind American winner Carmelita Jeter and Jamaica`s Veronica Campbell-Brown."
"Twelve nominees, six men and six women were announced for the 51st staging of the RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards set for January 20. Veronica Campbell-Brown, a four-time winner of the Sportswoman of the Year Award and Usain Bolt, a two-time winner of the sportsman trophy head the list of 12 nominees unveiled on Wednesday [December 14] for the 51st staging of the function."
"Bolt, who retained his 200 metres world title and anchored Jamaica's world record setting sprint relay team in Daegu, South Korea, is expected to be challenged by Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA's) Athlete of the Year, Yohan Blake, who won the 100 metres crown in Daegu and ended the year as the second fastest 200 metres runner in history with 19.26 seconds. The others vying for the male award are three-time winner Asafa Powell, Pan American 100 metres gold medalist Lerone Clark, cricketer Marlon Samuels, and boxer Nicholas Walters....Also nominated are 400 metre hurdles world silver medallist Melaine Walker, diamond trophy hurdler Kaliese Spencer, World Boxing Council featherweight boxer Alicia Ashley, swimmer Alia Atkinson, who won silver at the Pan-American Games, and ICC women's cricketer of the year Stafanie Taylor."
"Veronica Campbell-Brown looks set to walk away with her fourth RJR Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the year award in the last six years, while the Sportsman of the Year award will trigger another Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake showdown at tonight's ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus. Campbell-Brown, the 200m gold and 100m silver medallist from last year's IAAF World Champion-ships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea, seems a safe bet to claim her second straight Sportswoman of the Year award....Like they have been doing all off season, training partners Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake will once again square off for top honours, with the 200m World Champion Bolt seen by many as the favourite to claim his third title in four years. In addition to finishing last season unbeaten, Bolt, the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year, also registered the fastest time in the 100m, 9.76, bettering the previous best, which was registered by countryman and fellow nominee Asafa Powell, the Diamond League 100m champion. Blake, who won gold in the 100m at the World Championships, returned a few weeks later to post the second-fastest 200m time in history, 19.26, threatening the 19.19 world record established in 2009 by Bolt."
"Sprinting megastar Usain Bolt was last night named Jamaica's top sportsman for 2011, while fellow track star Veronica Campbell-Brown and cricketing dynamo Stafanie Taylor shared the female honours at the RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston."
"The nominees for Sportswoman of the Year are Alcia Ashley (boxing), Alia Atkinson (Swimming), Veronica Campbell Brown, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce and Kaliese Spencer (athletics) and Staphanie Tayor (cricket). For the Sportsman of the Year title the nominees are athletes Nickel Ashmeade, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt, Hansle Parchment and Warren Weir, along with cricketers Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels. The awards ceremony will take place at the Pegasus Hotel on Jan 11, 2013."
"REPEAT Olympic gold medallists Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce validated their status as favourites when they copped the 2012 RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards, respectively, at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel last night."
"Reigning World and Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James is Grenada's sports personality of 2012, copping his fourth consecutive title at the weekend. James easily defeated a field of 13 other male nominees for the national award during a ceremony at the Grenada Grand Beach Resort. He previously won the titles in 2009, 2010, and 2011, but was the clear favourite after securing the island's first Olympic medal when he won the men's 400m gold in London last summer. The selection panel of sports journalists Trevor Thwaites, Raymond Roberts and Michael Bascombe also selected another track athlete, Neisha Bernard-Smith (formerly Bernard-Thomas) as the Female Sports Personality for her competitiveness in 2012."
"Sally Pearson has declared the pressure off in her quest for a world record after capping off a great year with recognition as the athlete who most inspired Australia in 2012. Pearson won The Don award at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame dinner in Melbourne on Thursday night."
"Olympic men’s javelin champion Keshorn Walcott landed yet another award on Friday after he was named the 2012 First Citizens Sports Foundation Sportsman of the Year, at the foundation’s 50th Anniversary Awards Ceremony at Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s. The 19-year-old was the runaway choice for the top award after he captured only T&T’s second Olympic gold medal at 2012 Olympics Games in London, England, last August. The Toco-born thrower won the event with a national record of 84.58 metres to remain unbeaten in all his meets for the year. Walcott was absent for the ceremony as he is in Cuba training for the upcoming season. His manager Sean Roach accepted the award on his behalf from President Anthony Carmona. Walctott’s track and field colleague Kelly-Ann Baptiste won the Sportswoman of the Year title for the second straight year. The Plymouth sprint queen got the nod after she became the first local woman to qualify for an Olympic finals in the women’s 100 metres in London, where she clocked a time of 10.94 in finishing sixth."
"For the second year in a row Olympic and World champion Usain Bolt and American tennis star Serena Williams have been voted International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Best Athletes. A panel of 470 sports journalists from 96 countries voted in this year’s poll."
shivfan wrote:"For the second year in a row Olympic and World champion Usain Bolt and American tennis star Serena Williams have been voted International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Best Athletes. A panel of 470 sports journalists from 96 countries voted in this year’s poll."
"Sprinting luminaries Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are the recipients of the 2013 RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards. In other news, water is wet. It really was the worst kept secret of the new year."