Fraser-Pryce, Broadbell win 2022 National Sportswoman, Sportsman of the Year awards
Ann Fraser-Pryce (second left) and Rasheed Broadbell (second right), recipients of the 2022 RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards, pose with their prizes. Sharing in the occasion are Sports Minister Olivia Grange and US Ambassador Nick Perry. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Rasheed Broadbell were crowned Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year, respectively, at the 2022 RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards on Friday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

The runner-ups for the two major titles were World 200m champion Shericka Jackson and Rovman Powell, who led the Jamaica Tallawahs to their third Caribbean Premier League T20 title and Jamaica Scorpions to their first Super 50 title in 10 years.,

Fraser-Pryce copped the award after an outstanding year in which the 35-year-old mother won an unprecedented fifth 100m title at the World Athletics Championships in July, in Eugene, Oregon.

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

Fraser-Pryce was also the Diamond League 100m champion in 2022 and ran a world-leading 10.62 seconds among her record seven sub-10.70 100m races during the season.

In the meantime, Broadbell enjoyed a stellar season in which he shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on the final at the World Championships in Eugene to produce a then lifetime best 13.08 seconds to win the 110m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

He also produced a string of strong Diamond League performances, including a personal best time of 12.99 seconds while defeating favourite Grant Holloway of the USA at the Lausanne Diamond League meet in August, before finishing second to Holloway at the finale in Zurich the following month.

Other major awards were the 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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