Olympic swimmer Dylan Carter and cyclist Teniel Campbell have been named the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC’s) Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, respectively, at yesterday’s TTOC Awards Ceremony, which was held virtually.

Carter recently competed with the world’s best in the International Swimming League (ISL) at the major international swimming competition of 2020, in a year in which many sports major meets were decimated because of Covid-19.

During the six-week long tournament, Carter established new personal bests in the 50m freestyle (21.21 secs), 100m backstroke (49.91 secs), 100m butterfly (50.70 secs) and 100m freestyle (46.56 secs) -- the last three also registering as national records. The freestyle record broke a 16-year mark of legendary local swimmer George Bovell.

Meanwhile, Campbell is the first female cyclist to ever qualify for an Olympic Games. Campbell is currently in Spain, preparing for 2021 season, looking forward to the re-scheduled Olympics and hoping for the best.

Another swimmer, Nikoli Blackman, was named the Junior Sportsman of the Year after record-breaking performances at the UANA Swimming Cup.

And the Junior Sportswoman of the Year award went to skier Abigail Vieira, who also copped the People’s Choice Award.

Rower Felice Aisha Chow was named the Sports Personality of the Year while netballer Samantha Wallace won the Future is Female Award and former footballer and coach Nigel Grosvenor posthumously was recognised with the Alexander B Chapman Award.


Sportsman of the Year — Dylan Carter (Swimming)

Sportswoman of the Year — Teniel Campbell (Cycling)

Future is Female Award — Samantha Wallace (Netball)

Sports Personality of the Year — Felice Aisha Chow (Rowing)

People’s Choice Award — Abigail Vieira (Skiing)

The Alexander B Chapman Award — Nigel Grosvenor (Football)

Junior Sportsman of the Year — Nikoli Blackman (Swimming)

Junior Sportswoman of the Year -- Abigail Vieira (Skiing)


West Indies started the fourth morning of the second Test against South Africa full of hope that they could chase down their victory target of 324, but any chance of pulling off such an unlikely win disintegrated in the final 30 minutes before lunch. 

“We are very sorry”.

Those were the sentiments expressed by West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite to the fans of West Indies cricket after the regional side slumped to a heavy 158-run defeat to South Africa yesterday, to lose the two-match Test series 2-0 at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia.

After scoring a goal to help Denmark advance at the European Championship, Joakim Maehle walked straight to a TV camera and formed a “10” with his fingers. That was for Christian Eriksen.

Jonathan Farinha was the standout performer at the first of two Olympic trial meets, as a select group of home-based athletes enjoyed a rare opportunity to compete, yesterday.

Richard “Torpedo” Thompson secured victory in the men’s 100 metres final at The Show Down 2nd Edition meet in Florida, USA, on Saturday. The 2008 Olympic sprint relay gold medallist stopped the clock at 10.47 seconds.

Interim Trinidad and Tobago senior team head coach Angus Eve conducted his first training session at the Ato Boldon Stadium yesterday morning as he led 24 players into a residential training camp at the Home of Football in Couva. The camp will be in operation run until the team’s departure for the United States later this week for another camp.