Paul named TTOC's Junior Sportsman of the YearGary Acosta
Thursday, December 29 2016
Triple Junior Pan American Cycling medalist and National Record Holder, Nicholas Paul was named as the top Junior Sportsman in Trinidad & Tobago for the year 2016 by the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) on Thursday night. At the TTOC’s annual gala awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which also commemorated the organisation’s 70th anniversary, Paul topped all Junior Sportsmen for the year after a breathtaking run at the Junior Pan Ams hosted right here in T&T in August.
Following his Indepdence Day magic, Paul went on to set three new personal bests in the Flying 200m while training at the World Cycling Centre in Switzerland, one which saw him eclipse the National Junior Record.
Khalifa St. Fort repeated as Junior Sportswoman of the Year while favourites coming into the night, Michelle Lee Ahye (Athletics) and Keshorn Walcott (Athletics) were named as Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.
Swimmer, Dylan Carter copped the People’s Choice Award while Paralympic Gold Medalist; Akeem Stewart (Athletics) captured the Sports Personality of the Year Awards. The coveted Alexander B. Chapman Award was won by Catherine Ford while former National Goalkeeper and ESPN journalist, Shaka Hislop addressed the gathering as the featured speaker.
The awards function will be aired on CNMG on Thursday 29th December, 2016 from 8:00pm