Campbell named as Caribbean Rising Star nomineeGary Acosta
Friday, November 20 2015
There is no one doubting the unbridled potential of national cyclist, Akil Campbell who made his debut as an Elite cyclist this year. Campbell wasted no time taking top honours in several local and international events and topped it off with winning National titles in the Points Race, Scratch Race and Road Time Trial.
Wednesday, the Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association (CASJA) presented their nominees after deliberation among the regional sports journalists for their annual sports awards in six categories; Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Male Team of the Year, Female Team of the Year, Male Rising Star and Female Rising Star Awards.
Campbell's potential was further confirmed when he was named as a nominee for the Male Rising Star award alongside top International acts such as Maykel Masso (Athletics) – Cuba, Akeem Bloomfield (Athletics)- Jamaica, Jeffrey Gibson (Athletics) – Bahamas, Kraig Brathwaite (Cricket) – Barbados, Christopher Taylor (Athletics) – Bahamas, Machel Cedenio (Athletics) – T&T and O’Dayne Richards (Athletics) – Bahamas.
Also nominated from T&T were Machel Cedenio (Sporstman of the Year, Male Rising Star), George Bovell (Sporstman of the Year), Akeem Stewart (Sporstman of the Year), T&T Male 4x400m Relay Team, T&T Female 4x100m Relay Team, Cleopatro Borel (Sportswoman of the Year), Michelle Lee Ahye (Sportswoman of the Year), Kelly Ann Baptiste (Sportswoman of the Year), Thema Williams (Female Rising Star), Khalifa St. Fort (Female Rising Star). The winners will be revealed via the CASJA social media platforms; Facebook: Caribbean Sports Journalists' Association,
Twitter: @CASJAsports, Hashtag #CASJAAwards.
The Trinidad & Tobago Cycling Federation will like to congratulate Akil on this outstanding nomination