“Track stars top sports awards” – Newsday’s Highlights of First Citizen Sports Foundation Award

Newspaper: Newsday
Writer: Andrew Gioannetti
Date Published: March 18th 2019

HAVING captured the Commonwealth 100m gold medal last year, there was little surprise when national sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye picked up the First Citizens Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year for a third consecutive year, at the prestigious 56th annual awards ceremony on Saturday night.

Ahye was joined by her national team-mate and fellow sprinter Jereem Richards, who defended his crown as the Sportsman of the Year.

Athletics was further represented by Shaniqua Bascombe, whose stellar 2018 season earned her Junior Sportswoman of the year, while swimmer Kael Yorke broke up the athletics’ dominance by copping the Junior Sportsman of the Year. Yorke won gold medals at the Carifta Swimming Championships, CAC Games, the National Long Course Championships and other major events, where he broke records with ease.

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