World Championships 100 metres gold medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown and world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell were crowned
Campbell-Brown was celebrating her second athlete of year crown in a week. Campbell-Brown was an unchalleged winner of the Sportswoman of the year award after a blazing photo finish gold medal accomplishment in the women’s 100 metres in
“It is an honour and always great when you know you put in all the hard work and be rewarded,”
Powell took bronze in the 100m at the World Championships and silver in the sprint relay after running the last leg to a superb finish. Two weeks later, he lowered his own world record to a fantastic 9.74 seconds, extracting three hundredths of a second off the old mark.
Powell is the only man to have run legally under 9.80 seconds more than once, having done so five times, and is the only man to have run legally under 10.00 seconds 12 times in a single season. Powell won bronze in
He was instrumental in
“I am happy to get this award for the second year in a row,” was Powell’s first reaction after the function, which was held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
The award was third in a row for Powell, while Campbell-Brown was collecting her second award.