On the RJRGLEANER Sports activities Basis’s Nationwide Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Yr Awards held on Friday, January 22, Jamaica FIFA referee and Worldwide Cricket Council umpire, Steve Bucknor, the one individual in world sports activities to serve in each capacities, was offered with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Three-time Olympian, Sprinter and present member of parliament, Vilma Charlton acquired the Chairman’s Award.
Twelve women and men, two for every decade since 1961, acquired Diamond Decade awards for a sportsman and sportswoman of every decade.
The Diamond Decade awardees have been:
1961- 1970 George “Bunny” Grant and Monica Desouza
1971-1980 Donald Quarrie and Marilyn Neufville
1981-1990 Mike McCallum and Merlene Ottey
1991-2000 Courtney Walsh and Deon Hemmmings-McCatty
2001-2010 Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell Brown
2011- 2020 Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Particular Mentions for 2020
The muse additionally highlighted meritorious performances by Jamaican athletes in particular areas in 2020. They included: Alia Atkinson, aquatics; Christopher Binnie, squash; Jermaine Blackwood, cricket and Elaine Thompson-Herah, athletics.
Certificates of Advantage
Certificates of Advantage recipients have been Susan Harris-Henry for the paralympics; Grantley Reid, cricket; Dennis Could, monitor & subject; Dr Kevin Gwyn Jones, sports activities medication; and Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore, soccer.