Saturday, September 25

Sports Man and Woman of the Year 2008

Triple Olympic gold medalist and international sports sensation Usain Bolt was named Jamaica’s Sportsman of the Year for 2008 by the RJR Sports Foundation. Olympic gold medalists Veronica Campbell-Brown and Melaine Walker shared the Sportswoman of the Year award.

Usain Bolt winning the 100m in Beijing (photo by Doug Mills)

Bolt has been the recipient of numerous awards following is breath taking Olympic performance in Beijing and his biggest awards include the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year award,  the BBC Overseas Sports Personality award, Eurosport Sports Personality of 2008, the International Sports Journalists award and now the Jamaica Track and Field Male Athlete of the Year award.

Veronica-Campbell-Brown is Jamaica’s most successful female track and field athlete

“This is No. 1,” he said. “It’s Jamaica and as I said it’s always good for your country to be recognized in this way.” “It feels good, it shows with hard work comes good things, so I hope I can do good to win again next year,” he continued.