Teniel Campbell, the first women’s TT cyclist to qualify for the Olympics, has been awarded the 2020 Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) Sportswoman of the Year.
Campbell received the accolade during last evening’s virtual staging of the 26th Annual TTOC Awards.
Though 2020 may have been an awful year for many, it has been an exceptional one for Campbell, who qualified for the Olympics, had her professional cycling debut in Spain, earning bronze in the 94K circuit at the Vuelta CV Feminas in Valencia, Spain, in February.
Campbell racing for Italian club Valcar Cylance (Travel & Service) and then later signed a two-year contract with her dream team – Australia’s Mitchelton-Scott team.
Campbell, who is currently in Spain, thanked the TTOC for the award and said she is looking forward to the season ahead, and the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games which starts in July.
Sportsman of the Year went to swimmer Dylan Carter, who competed during this challenging period at the International Swimming League (ISL) in Hungary in October and November. At the ISL Carter set personal bests and broke two national records, while representing for his club team Los Angeles Current.
LIST OF AWARDS
Sportsman of the Year- Dylan Carter (swimming)
Sportswoman of the Year – Teneil Campbell (cycling)
Junior Sportsman of the Year – Nickolai Blackman (swimming)
Junior Sportswoman of the Year – Abigail Vieira (skiing)
Sports Personality of the Year – Aisha Chow (rowing)
Future is Female Award – Samantha Wallace (netball)
People’s Choice Award – Abigail Vieira (skiing)
Alexander B Chapman – Nigel Grosvenor (posthumously – football coach)