Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 29th 2015 Contents the lion s share of awards again, as
javelin thrower Keshorn Walcott, shot
putter Cleopatra Borel and 400m run-
ner Machel Cedenio all had top per-
formances during the year.
In July, the senior trio all won gold
medals for T&T at the Pan American
Games in Canada helping this country
to eight medals overall, its best ever
showing at the Pan Am Games.
Junior athlete Khalifa St Fort, who
is coached by local sprint legend Ato
Boldon, is the favourite to snatch the
Junior Sportswoman of the Year award.
In July, St Fort broke the national
Under-18 record in the girls 100m event
at the IAAF World Youth Champi-
onships in Colombia, stopping the clock
at 11.19 seconds.
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Borel, Cedenio, St Fort in
line for TTOC top honours
The first People s Choice Award
will be distributed today when
the T&T Olympic Committee
(TTOC) hosts its 18th Annual
Olympic Committee Gala at the
Port-of-Spain Ballroom of the
Hyatt Regency Trinidad on Dock
Road, Port-of-Spain, from 6 pm.
Six awards are usually distrib-
uted, which includes the Sports-
woman of the Year, Sportsman of
the Year, Junior Sportswoman of
the Year, Junior Sportsman of the
Year, Sports Personality of the Year
and the Alexander B Chapman
This year the TTOC, led by
president Brian Lewis, wanted to
give the public more power by get-
ting them involved in the voting
To facilitate the People s Choice
award the TTOC contracted Tribal
Worldwide (Caribbean), a full serv-
ice digital agency which was
responsible for developing an on-
line campaign for the award.
Members of the public were
allowed to vote once a day until
midnight on December 20.
The move is seen by the TTOC
as a strategic move to explore every
positive aspect of the digital expe-
Track and field dominated the
awards last year, as the sport took
home four of the six awards. Only
swimmer George Bovell (swim-
ming) and former national football
coach Bertille St Clair won awards
outside track and field.
Bovell won the Sports Person-
ality of the Year and St Clair
copped the Alexander B Chapman
Award for his contribution to sport
Track and field may take home
Khalifa St Fort
Cleopatra Borel Cummings set for
National footballer Keron Cum-
mings did not have surgery done on
his right leg as was expected yesterday
and a source close to the Guardian
said it was because there were a few
people ahead of him who needed sim-
Cummings was shot in the right leg
just above the knee on Sunday after a
night out with friends and when con-
tacted yesterday the skilful midfielder
said he will instead have the surgery
He appeared tight-lipped about the
situation surrounding the shooting and
instead focussed on calls to his phone
as well as visits by family members and
other well wishers yesterday afternoon
at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
It has been reported that his femur
(bone) was shattered with the impact
of the bullet s entry which has created
concerns of whether the North East
Stars midfielder will take the field again.
Research shows that the head of the
femur articulates with the acetabulum
in the pelvic bone forming the hip joint,
while the distal part of the femur artic-
ulates with the tibia and patella forming
the knee joint. It added that by most
measures the femur is the strongest
bone in the body as well as the longest
bone in the body.
When contacted yesterday, however,
team doctor Terrance Babwah gave the
assurance that everything will be all-
right. He described the injury as not
major and told the Guardian "What
will most likely happen is that a nail
will be placed to hold the shattered
bones together and allowed to heal."
Babwah, known popularly across
T&T for his work on many of the coun-
try s athletes and sportsmen and
women is predicting that Cummings
will be healed and back on the field
approximately seven or nine months
after he receives surgery.
Guardian also attempted to find out
why Cumming s surgery did not take
place yesterday but persistent calls to
the North West Regional Health
Authority (Port of Spain General Hos-
pital) phones discovered that the lines
When contacted, the Minister of
Health Dr Terrance Deyalsingh directed
us to the closest point of contact to
the patient at the NWRHA.
Following the shooting, Cummings
was unable to enter the national team
training camp which began on Sunday.
The team has been staying at the
Metro Hotel in Couva and trains at
both the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium,
Marabella, and the Hasely Crawford
The team is preparing for the Copa
America Centenario Berth match
against Haiti in Panama City, Panama,
on January 8. Cummings position in
the team has since been taken by W
Connection s Shahdon Winchester.
His teammates on the national team
have been praying at each training ses-
sion for a speedy recovery for him.
Sportswoman of the Year -
Sportsman of the Year - Keshorn
Junior Sportswoman of the Year -
Junior Sportsman of the Year -
Sports Personality of the Year -
Alexander B Chapman Award -
Bertille St Clair
2014 HONOUR ROLL
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