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World Athletics Championships reigning champion Shelly- Ann Fraser- Pryce and Commonwealth 110m Hurdles title holder Rasheed Broadbell were crown Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year, respectively, at the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards on Friday at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

Fraser-Pryce was outstanding at the World Athletics championships winning her fifth 100m World Athletics Championship title, won the crown ahead runners ups who were World 200m champion Sherika Jackson and Royman Powell, who led Jamaica Tallawahs to their third Caribbean Premier League T20 title and Jamaica Scorpions to their first Super 50 title in 10 years.

She was phenomena and famously led a Jamaican sweep of the podium places with Jackson finishing second in personal best of 10.73 seconds and Elaine Thompson- Herah third in 10.81seconds

The 35 year-old’s stellar performance in the 2022 season was also among the best, she was crowned the Diamond League champion in 2022 and ran a world leading 10.62 seconds among her record sub-10.70 100m races during the season.

In the men’s category Rasheed Broadbell shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on the final at the World Champions in Eugene with an exceptional performance to claim the 110m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with then lifetime best 13.08 seconds.

He also produced a string of strong Diamond League performance, including a personal best time of 12.09 seconds, defeating Grant Holloway of the USA who was dubbed favourite at Lausanne Diamond League meet in August, before finishing second to Holloway at the finale in Zurich the following month.

Other major awards were People’s Choice Award, which was won by Harbour View FC’s Nicholas Hamilton and Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Asafa Powell.

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