Chantel Malone, the Pan Am Games long jump champion, was named Female Athlete of the Year

Chantel Malone and Kyron McMaster are British Virgin Islands Sol-sponsored Athletes of the Year. The British Virgin Islands Athletics Association hosted their annual awards ceremony on December 27.

Malone, the Pan Am Games long jump champion, was named Female Athlete of the Year while McMaster, who finished fourth in the Doha 2019 World Athletics Championships 400m hurdles final, took the male award.

Malone also walked away with the Most Improved and Most Outstanding (record breaker) Female Athlete Awards.

Beyonce Defreitas and Djimon Gumbs were named Junior Female and Male Athletes of the Year, respectively.

Adaejah Hodge and Akrisa Eristee shared the female youth award while Jaleel Croal was the top male.

Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, who won bronze in the women’s 60m at the Valencia 2008 World Indoor Championships, was given the Association Life Time Achievement Award.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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