Richards and Campbell crowned First Citizens Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year

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Richards and Campbell crowned First Citizens Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year

Star sprinter Jereem Richards and female cyclist Teniel Campbell won the First Citizens sportsman and sportswoman of the year awards, respectively, on Sunday evening at Movietowne, Port of Spain.

Both athletes are currently abroad and were not present to receive their awards.

Campbell’s mother Euphenia Huggins collected the award on behalf of her daughter, who was outstanding at the 2022 Pan Am games, while Richards’s award was collected by his sister Brittney Richards-Nelson.

Richards-Nelson said: “It is really inspiring because you hear people say you work hard towards your goal and sometimes it is hard to do that, especially when there is no fruit coming through immediately. Jareem is very disciplined, he knows exactly what he wants and he has remained focused. I myself took that as a lesson in my own life.”

Two-time First Citizens Sports Foundation Youth Sportsman of the Year Nikoli Blackman completed a hat-trick of awards on Sunday and hopes to end off his Carifta games later this year with a bang.

“This is my last Carifta and then I age out, so last one, fast one as the swimmers say, and just end it with a bang!”

The 17 year old will lead TT’s medal quest at the 2023 Carifta Swimming Championships scheduled for April 6 to 10 in Curacao.

Blackman said he will be looking forward to swimming with Dylan Carter at the upcoming Central and Caribbean Games (CAC), Commonwealth and Pan Am games, before moving to university.

The Youth Sportswoman award went to cyclist Phoebe Sandy.