Kirani James Named Commonwealth Male Athlete of the Year
Above: Kirani James during his homecoming from the Olympics in September
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Grenadian sprinting superstar Kirani James has been named the Commonwealth Male Athlete of the Year, following a ceremony this week in Trinidad and Tobago.
James received the honour at the 30th annual Commonwealth Sports Awards, finishing ahead of two finalists — Yohan Blake of Jamaica and Mo Farah of the United Kingdom.
In the women’s category, Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya was named the most outstanding female athlete.
Trinidad’s Keshorn Walcott received the Outstanding Young Achiever Award.
The evaluating period and voting period for the awards ended in June, and thus did not cover the Olympic Games in London.