Brigitte Foster-Hylton comes of age

Congratulations are in order for Usain Bolt and Brigitte Foster-Hylton for copping the 49th RJR Sports Foundation’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards at the Pegasus Hotel on Thursday evening. Bolt’s victory was a cinch after repeating his Beijing exploits a year later in Berlin, and in even more notable fashion with world record […]

Congratulations are in order for Usain Bolt and Brigitte Foster-Hylton for copping the 49th RJR Sports Foundation’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards at the Pegasus Hotel on Thursday evening.

Bolt’s victory was a cinch after repeating his Beijing exploits a year later in Berlin, and in even more notable fashion with world record runs in the men’s sprint events.

There must have been, however, some serious deliberations by the selection committee to arrive at the female winner, with Shelly Ann Fraser and Melaine Walker having also ticked off gold medal-winning performances at the World Athletic Championships.

In fact, both Fraser and Walker had more than authentic claims to the award after winning their respective events in national record times in Germany, while simultaneously, like Bolt, repeating as global champions in consecutive years.

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