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JM | Jan 21, 2023

Fraser-Pryce, Broadbell win 2022 National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards

Vanassa McKenzie

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Rasheed Broadbell pose with their awards at last night’s staging of the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards. (Photo: @Babsy_grange)

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was all smiles on Friday (January 20) as she was crowned the Sportswoman of the year at the 2022 RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.

Fraser-Pryce, who had a successful track and field season, received the award for her outstanding performance at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, where she won the 100m gold medal in 10.67 seconds.

The sprint legend expressed her gratitude in a social media post, saying: “Thank you so much for this honour. Everything I do, I do it proudly and with deep love and adoration for the people of Jamaica. It’s an absolute honour to represent my country and I hope that I continue to make you all proud. I could not do it without your support and love. “

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Other nominees in the category were Lamara Distin, Sherika Jackson, Shanieka Ricketts, Elaine Thompson Herah, Janieve Russell and Jhaniele Fowler.

Rasheed Broadbell walked away with the Sportsman of the Year Award for his outstanding performances this past season.

The sprinter, who received the award for the first time, won the Commonwealth Games 110m hurdles in 13.08 seconds.

Broadbell came out on top ahead of Jaheel Hyde and Rovman Powell, the runners up in the category.

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